Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-4 (Finalized)

  • 30
  • Apr
  • 2014
LOCATION: Lynchburg, VA
RAILROAD: CSX Transportation
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials, Crude-by-rail
ABSTRACT: On April 30, 2014, at 1:54 p.m., EST, CSX Transportation (CSX) unit crude oil train, K08227, traveling eastbound from Clifton Forge, Virginia, to Yorktown, Virginia derailed on the James River Subdivision. The derailment occurred on Number 2 track at Milepost (MP) CAB 146.45. The train was traveling at a recorded speed of 24 miles per hour. CSX Train K08227 was a unit crude oil train consisting of 2 locomotives, 1 loaded buffer car, and 104 loaded tank cars with a total length of 6,426 feet, and having 14,107 trailing tons.
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