Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-11 (Finalized)

  • 25
  • Sep
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Side Collision (SDC)
LOCATION: Galva, KS
RAILROAD: Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
ABSTRACT: On September 25, 2014, at 5:42 a.m., CDT, eastbound Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Freight Train ILXG4X-22 (Train 1) was traveling at a recorded speed of 41 miles mph, with 112 loads and 0 empties, 6,197 tons, and 6,812 feet, when it struck the side of westbound UP Freight Train KG4GSX-23 (Train 2). The collision occurred at Milepost 207.67 on the Kansas City Service Unit, Herington Subdivision near Galva, Kansas.
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