Accident Investigations

HQ-2014-13 (Finalized)

  • 16
  • Oct
  • 2014
ACCIDENT TYPE: Head End Collision (HEC)
LOCATION: West Fork, AR
RAILROAD: Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company (AM)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Excessive Speed
ABSTRACT: A northbound Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (AM) light locomotive, AM 50, traveling at a recorded speed of 25 mph, collided with a stopped AM Excursion Train on October 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., CDT. The collision occurred approximately 2 miles from Brentwood/West Fork, Washington County, Arkansas, at AM Milepost 368.25, on AM’s Main Track. There were 39 manifested passengers, 2 show conductors, and a locomotive engineer and conductor on the AM Excursion Train.

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