RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT - HEAD-ON COLLISION BETWEEN AMTRAK TRAIN NO. 82 AND SEABOARD COAST LINE EXTRA 2771 SOUTH LAKEVIEW, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 2, 1980

About 7:33 a. m., on April 2, 1980, northbound Amtrak Train No. 82 collided head-on with Seaboard's Coast Line (SCL) Extra 2771 South on the single track of the SCL Railroad at Lakeview, North Carolina, after train No. 82 overran a stop signal at the north end of the double track. Twenty-nine crewmembers and ninety-four passengers were injured, and damage was estimated at $1,145,492. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the engineer of train No. 82 to perceive and comply with the "approach" aspect of a signal and his continued operation of the train at a speed too high to stop before it overran a stop signal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1980-9-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RAR-80-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM