Accident Investigations

HQ-2016-1117 (Finalized)

  • 14
  • Mar
  • 2016
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Cimarron, KS
RAILROAD: Amtrak ((National Railroad Passenger Corporation) ATK)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Amtrak, BNSF
ABSTRACT: On March 14, 2016, at 12:02 a.m., CDT, an eastbound Amtrak passenger train, ATK 4, traveling on BNSF Railway’s (BNSF) La Junta Subdivision, derailed just west of BNSF Milepost 373. The town nearest to the accident was Cimarron, Kansas, located approximately 2 miles away. Cimarron is approximately 15 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas, on the La Junta Subdivision. The rear eight passenger cars were derailed. Damages to track and signals was $363,000 and equipment damages were $2,784,355. Total Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) reportable damages were $3,147,355.
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