Railroad Accident Report: Collision and Derailment of Union Pacific Railroad Freight Trains 5981 North and 9186 South in Divine, Texas on June 22, 1997

Railroad Accident Report: Collision and Derailment of Union Pacific Railroad Freight Trains 5981 North and 9186 South in Divine, Texas on June 22, 1997

by National Transportation Safety Board
     
 

At 10:52 p.m. on June 22, 1997, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) freight trains 5981 North and 9186 South collided head-on in Devine, Texas. The trains were operating on a single main track with passing sidings in dark (nonsignalized) territory in which train movement was governed by conditional track warrant control authority through a dispatcher. The conductor from… See more details below

Overview

At 10:52 p.m. on June 22, 1997, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) freight trains 5981 North and 9186 South collided head-on in Devine, Texas. The trains were operating on a single main track with passing sidings in dark (nonsignalized) territory in which train movement was governed by conditional track warrant control authority through a dispatcher. The conductor from 5981 North, the engineer from 9186 South, and two unidentified individuals who may have been riding on 5981 North were killed in the derailment and subsequent fire. The engineer from 5981 North received minor injuries, and the conductor from 9186 South was seriously burned. Estimated damages exceeded $6 million.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495954931
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
02/19/2014
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)

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