Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-1 (Finalized)

  • 24
  • Feb
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Fairbanks, MN
RAILROAD: Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On February 24, 2014, at 6:17 p.m., CST, Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC) Train Number U78981-24, operating southbound on single main track, on WC’s Iron Range Subdivision, derailed two locomotives and 50 loaded taconite hopper cars at Milepost 32.7. The derailment occurred near Fairbanks, Minnesota, on the north siding switch (NSS) of the Fairbanks Siding.
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