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Title:

RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT--DERAILMENT OF AUTO-TRAIN NO. 4 ON SEABOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD, FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 24, 1978

Accession Number:

00183305

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA
Order Number: PB-286749/7ST DOTL RP

Abstract:

About 2:10 a.m., on February 24, 1978, 19 cars and a locomotive unit of Auto-Train No. 4 derailed on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad trackage at Florence, South Carolina. Twenty-four of the 503 passengers were injured. The total accident damage was estimated to be $774,029. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was a locomotive unit axle fracture that originated in an undetected void that developed during the manufacture of the axle. Contributing to the cause of the accident was the lack of a system for detecting an axle failure independent of crewmembers' inspection.

Report Numbers:

NTSB-RAR-78-6

Corporate Authors:

National Transportation Safety Board

800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20594 USA

Pagination:

22 p.

Publication Date:

1978-9-21

Features:

Appendices (3) ; Figures (1) ; Photos (4) ; Tables (3)

Candidate Terms:

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Subject Areas:

Design; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors

Source Agency:

National Transportation Safety Board

490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594 USA

Files:

TRIS

Last Modified:

Nov 14 1978 12:00AM