Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-15 (Finalized)

  • 01
  • Nov
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Rear End Collision (REC)
LOCATION: Winterhaven, CA
RAILROAD: Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 5:12 p.m. PST, an eastbound Union Pacific Railroad (UP) train AMLNGR-31(Train #1) collided with the rear end of a standing eastbound UP train ZLCAI-01 (Train #2) at milepost (MP) 727.6 on the Yuma Subdivision, Los Angeles Service Unit, near the town of Winterhaven, CA. Winterhaven is located approximately four miles north of Yuma, AZ. Train #1’s speed at impact was recorded at 22 miles per hour (mph). The collision derailed the lead locomotive of train AMLNGR-31 and one intermodal car with multiple platforms on train ZLCAI-01.
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