Accident Investigations

HQ-2013-18 (Finalized)

  • 18
  • Jul
  • 2013
LOCATION: New York City, NY
RAILROAD: CSX Transportation Intermodal
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Metro-North Railroad
ABSTRACT: Northbound CSX Freight Train Q704-18 operating on trackage rights over Metro-North Railroad (MNCW) derailed at 8:29 p.m., EDT, on July 18, 2013, at Milepost 9.9 on Metro-North’s Hudson Line in the Bronx, New York. Ten cars of the 24-car train derailed. The entire train consisted of modified 89-foot intermodal flat cars, each loaded with four 20-foot containers of garbage waste. There was no hazardous material involved, and there was no evacuation of nearby residences or businesses. There was $869,260 in damage to the track, signal, and third rail structures and $33,275 in damages to equipment. There were no injuries to the train crew or the general public.
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