Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1007 (Finalized)

  • 04
  • Feb
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Sherrill, IA
RAILROAD: Canadian Pacific Railway Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
ABSTRACT: Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) freight Train Symbol 632-015, traveling southbound at 24 mph on a single main track, in non-signaled track warrant control (TWC) territory, experienced a major derailment on February 04, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. The accident occurred near Sherrill, Iowa, at Milepost 61.7, on the CP Marquette Subdivision. It resulted in 2 locomotives and 15 cars derailed, release of hazardous materials from 7 derailed cars, and a fire. There were no injuries to the train crew and no evacuation.
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