Accident Investigations

HQ-2018-1279 (Finalized)

  • 05
  • Jul
  • 2018
ACCIDENT TYPE: Derailment (DRM)
LOCATION: Eden, AL
RAILROAD: Norfolk Southern Railway
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: derailment, Norfolk Southern, Eden, AL
ABSTRACT: Westbound Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) freight train 22QA104 (Train 1) with 3 locomotives and 72 cars (43 loads, 29 empty, 8,631 tons, 10,194 feet in length), derailed 25 cars at Milepost (MP) 765.65 on the Alabama Division’s East End District, near Eden, Alabama, on July 5, 2018, at 3:15 a.m., CDT. The damages were estimated to be $1,524,153 for equipment and $573,174 for track, totaling $2,097,327.

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