Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1070 (Finalized)

  • 14
  • Jul
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Rear End Collision (REC)
RAILROAD: Norfolk Southern Railroad Co. (NS))
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at approximately 3:50 p.m., EDT, a westbound Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) Freight Train 27VV514 struck the rear of stopped NS Train 15TV513 at a recorded speed of 30 mph. The maximum authorized speed for this section track is 40 mph. The collision occurred on NS’ Virginia Division, Eastern Region, Pulaski District, Milepost NB 306.2 on single main track near Dublin, Virginia. The method of operation on the Pulaski District is by signal indication in a traffic control system. Timetable direction was west and geographical direction was southwest.
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