Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1005 (Finalized)

  • 27
  • Jan
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Other Impact Accident (OTI)
RAILROAD: CSX Transportation (CSX)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
ABSTRACT: On January 27, 2015, at 2:17 a.m., EST, northbound CSX Transportation (CSX) Freight Train Q198-27 derailed after entering the Sandoz Spur and impacting a standing set of tank cars. Train Q198-27 was operating in track warrant control territory at the time of the accident at a recorded speed of 41 mph. The accident occurred near Martin, South Carolina, at CSX Milepost (MP) AMH 489.20, on CSX's Augusta Subdivision.