Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-7 (Finalized)

  • 02
  • Jul
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Rear End Collision (REC)
LOCATION: Sewickley, PA
RAILROAD: Norfolk Southern Railway Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: A Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) westward train, 65KC201 (65K), struck the rear of a NS Intermodal Train 25ZC101 (25Z), at Sewickley, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 2014. The collision occurred at 1:39 p.m. at Milepost (MP) 12.9 on Main Track Number 3 of the NS Fort Wayne Line. The Engineer and Conductor on the 65K were injured when their locomotive derailed and rolled onto its side. The 25Z crew was not injured. Although the 65K contained 82 residue ethanol cars, no cars containing hazardous materials (hazmat) derailed. The three locomotives and one lead buffer car (non-hazmat) on the 65K derailed. The two rear platforms of an empty five-unit intermodal car derailed on the 25Z.
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