Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-6 (Finalized)

  • 29
  • May
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Obstruction Collision (OBS)
LOCATION: San Mateo, NM
RAILROAD: Western Fuels Association, Inc. [WFA]
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On May 29, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., MST, a westbound WFA loaded coal train, WFA 603, operating on the Lee Ranch Subdivision, entered Ambrosia Siding via the east switch at MP 17.2 and struck unattended maintenance of way (MOW) equipment standing in the siding. The closest city to the accident site is Gallup, New Mexico, which is approximately 24 miles to the southwest. Timetable direction for the accident is westward.
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