Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1089 (Finalized)

  • 05
  • Oct
  • 2015
LOCATION: Northfield, VT
RAILROAD: Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials
ABSTRACT: On October 5, 2015, at 10:04 a.m., southbound Amtrak Passenger Train 55, operating on the New England Central Railroad (NECR), derailed at Milepost 65.2 on the single main track of NECR’s Roxbury Subdivision. The derailment occurred in the Town of Northfield, Washington County, Vermont. There were approximately 102 passengers and 4 crew members aboard the train when the derailment occurred. The train consisted of one diesel electric locomotive pulling five passenger coaches.
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