2 train Collision at Casselton ND

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Re: 2 train Collision at Casselton ND

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:37 pm

Preliminary NTSB report on the incident is now available.
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Re: 2 train Collision at Casselton ND

Postby talltim » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:23 am

Do you have a link?
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Re: 2 train Collision at Casselton ND

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:28 am

Mr. Tall Tim, happy to oblige and conform to Site Rules:

https://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/201 ... minary.pdf

Here is the Brief Passage under Fair Use rules that is also required:

On December 30, 2013, about 1411 central standard time, a westbound BNSF Railway (BNSF) grain train, G-RYLRGT9-26A, derailed 13 cars at milepost 28.5 near Casselton, North Dakota. The grain train, operating on main track 1, consisted of two head-end locomotives, one rear distributed power locomotive, and 112 cars. One of the derailed cars, the 45th car from the head end, fouled main track 2. An eastbound BNSF petroleum crude oil unit train, U-FYNHAY4-05, operating on main track 2 collided with the derailed car that was fouling main track 2 and derailed the head-end locomotives and the first 21 cars of the train. The petroleum crude oil unit train consisted of two head-end locomotives, one rear distributed power locomotive, and 106 cars
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Re: 2 train Collision at Casselton ND

Postby talltim » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:41 am

Thanks, I did look at the NTSB site, but the search brought up nothing for Casselton
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Re: 2 train Collision at Casselton ND

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:51 pm

Figure on the Final Report sometime in 2015.
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Re: 2 train Collision at Casselton ND

Postby neman2 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:16 pm

Video from the head end of the two trains involved just released (2/7/17) by the NTSB. Includes radio transmissions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhraoVIJ1OE
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Re: 2 train Collision at Casselton ND

Postby litz » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:06 pm

I found it interesting the video from the head end of the oil train was recovered from data transmitted by radio off the locomotive (which was consumed by fire).

very lucky for the crew that they escaped.

"we're on fire!! gotta go, gotta go, we're goin' " yeesh, scary listening to that.
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