Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1041 (Finalized)

  • 28
  • Apr
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Head End Collision (HEC)
RAILROAD: Southwestern Railroad Company, Incorporated (SW)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On April 28, 2015, at 6:24 a.m., MST, a southbound Southwestern Railroad (SW) freight train, MCLOCRL127A, struck a standing freight train (LSWC002127I) head-on in the Chisum Siding, at Milepost 118.3, on the Carlsbad Subdivision near Chisum, New Mexico. The standing train was an unattended local train secured in the Chisum Siding. Eight of the nine locomotives derailed on the striking train and two locomotives and three empty hopper cars derailed on the struck train.
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