Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1062 (Finalized)

  • 03
  • Jul
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Rear End Collision (REC)
LOCATION: Vivian, LA
RAILROAD: Kansas City Southern Railway Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On Friday, July 3, 2015, at 7:45 a.m., CST, Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS) southbound loaded rock train, OHTSM 03, operating with 2 head-end locomotives and 50 loaded rock cars, struck the rear of a standing manifest train, HKCSH-30, operating with one head-end locomotive and one rear-end distributed power unit (DPU), with 54 loaded and 32 empty rail cars at an recorded 23 mph.
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