Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1084 (Finalized)

  • 08
  • Sep
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Side Collision (SDC)
LOCATION: Texarkana, TX
RAILROAD: Union Pacific Railroad Company
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations
ABSTRACT: On September 8, 2015, at 12:34 a.m., CDT, westbound Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Train AMNML-07 (striking train) collided with northbound UP Train ALDAS-06 (struck train) near Texarkana, Texas. At the time of the accident, it was dark, the sky was clear, and the temperature was 82° F. The striking train was traveling west on the main track of the Pine Bluff Subdivision, and the struck train was traveling north on the Little Rock Subdivision. As the struck train approached the interlocking at Control Point CB418, the striking train passed the wayside signal at Milepost 417.31 displaying a yellow signal aspect indicating “proceed prepared to stop.”