RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT, HASTINGS, NEBRASKA, AUGUST 2, 1976

About 3:40 p.m., on August 2, 1976, 39 cars of Union Pacific Railroad freight train Extra 2800 East derailed near Hastings, Nebraska. Damage was estimated to be about $1,155,010. No one was injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the previously disturbed track structure to withstand the lateral forces generated by the 42nd, 43rd, and 44th cars of the train. The lateral forces resulted from a run-in of disproportionately heavy cars in the rear portion of the train.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1977-3-31

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Transportation Safety Board
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RAR-77-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM