Accident Investigations

HQ-2013-23 (Finalized)

  • 25
  • Sep
  • 2013
ACCIDENT TYPE: Rear End Collision (REC)
LOCATION: St. Francis, TX
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On September 25, 2013, at 4:15 a.m. (CST), eastbound BNSF Railway (BNSF) freight train, BLACWSP1-23 (BLAC) struck the rear of BNSF standing freight train, SLHTLPC2-23 (SLHT). The accident occurred near St. Francis, TX, on BNSF’s Kansas Division, Panhandle Subdivision on Main Track 2, at Milepost 542. As a result of the collision, the first four head cars of BLAC derailed. Westbound BNSF freight train, ZWSPSBD7-24 (ZWSP), traveling on Main Track 1 struck the derailed equipment of BLAC, resulting in the derailment of four locomotives and seven cars of ZWSP.
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