Accident Investigations

HQ-2013-29 (Finalized)

  • 05
  • Dec
  • 2013
LOCATION: Two Harbors, MN
RAILROAD: Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On December 5, 2013, at 1:15 p.m., CST, Canadian National Railway (CN) Taconite Train U-78982-04 derailed the leading 76 cars of its train on the Iron Range Subdivision at Milepost 0.7, CN (U789), while operating southward and entering a yard track from the main track (other than main track authority); with 107 loads, 0 empties, 10,813 tons, and 5 locomotives at Two Harbors, Minnesota.
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