PENN CENTRAL TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. TRAIN COLLISIONS - LEETONIA, OHIO, JUNE 6, 1975
About 11:00 p.m. on June 6, 1975, three freight trains of the Penn Central Transportation Company (PC) were involved in a collision near Leetonia, Ohio. Extra 6330 West collided with the rear of standing Extra 2278 West. Immediately thereafter, Extra 6259 East, which was on an adjacent track, struck the wrecked cars from the other two trains. One employee was killed and seven others were injured. Property damage amounted to about $1.25 million. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the engineer and brakeman to assure the operation of the train at a speed slow enough to stop it within the visibility range. This violated the restricted speed rule required by the signal indication. Recommendations were made concerning operating rules and the use of radios.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Surface Transportation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1976-2-17
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash investigation; Crashes; Fatalities; Freight cars; Loss and damage; Railroad cars; Railroad signals; Railroads; Speed control
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00133180
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RAR-76-2
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Jun 23 2002 12:00AM