Accident Investigations

HQ-2013-30 (Finalized)

  • 30
  • Dec
  • 2013
ACCIDENT TYPE: Head End Collision (HEC)
LOCATION: Keithville, LA
RAILROAD: BNSF Railway Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Union Pacific Railroad Company
ABSTRACT: On December 30, 2013, at 6:28 a.m., CST, a southbound Union Pacific (UP) freight train, MPBSR 30, traveling at a recorded 28 miles per hour, collided head-on with a standing northbound BNSF Railway (BNSF) freight train, E-MLMNAMO-16A. The collision occurred at Milepost (MP) 218.5 on UP’s Houston Service Unit, Lufkin Subdivision, in the town of Keithville, Louisiana.
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