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Railroad Accident Report Head-On Collision of Two Union Pacific Railroad Freight Trains Near Goodwell, Oklahoma June 24, 2012
     

Railroad Accident Report Head-On Collision of Two Union Pacific Railroad Freight Trains Near Goodwell, Oklahoma June 24, 2012

by National Transportation Safety Board
 
On Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 10:02 a.m. central daylight time, eastbound Union Pacific Railroad (UP) freight train ZLAAH 22 and westbound UP freight train AAMMLX 22 collided head-on while operating on straight track on the UP Pratt subdivision near Goodwell, Oklahoma. The collision derailed 3 locomotives and 24 cars of the eastbound train and 2 locomotives and 8

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On Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 10:02 a.m. central daylight time, eastbound Union Pacific Railroad (UP) freight train ZLAAH 22 and westbound UP freight train AAMMLX 22 collided head-on while operating on straight track on the UP Pratt subdivision near Goodwell, Oklahoma. The collision derailed 3 locomotives and 24 cars of the eastbound train and 2 locomotives and 8 cars of the westbound train. The engineer and the conductor of the eastbound train and the engineer of the westbound train were killed. The conductor of the westbound train jumped to safety. During the collision and derailment, several fuel tanks from the derailed locomotives ruptured, releasing diesel fuel that ignited and burned. Damage was estimated at $14.8 million.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495949265
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/19/2014
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)

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