Railroad Accident Brief: National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) Passenger Train 55 Collision with Rocks and Subsequent Derailment on the New England Central Railroad, Northfield, Vermont, October 5, 2015

On October 5, 2015, at 10:22 a.m. eastern daylight time (EDT), southbound National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) passenger train 55 derailed at milepost (MP) 65.2 after striking a rock pile that fouled the track on the New England Central Railroad (NECR) Roxbury Subdivision track near Northfield, Vermont. The collision caused the locomotive and four coach cars to derail; the locomotive and the first coach car slid down a steep embankment. Four train crew members and three passengers were injured. Amtrak estimated the equipment damages at $10 million, and the NECR estimated the track-related damages at $200,000. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the collision of the train with debris from a rock slide that fouled the track.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/RAB-17/03, Accident ID: DCA16FR001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2017 5:17PM