RAILROAD/HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT. COLLISION OF AN AMTRAK/ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY TRAIN AND A TRACTOR-CARGO TANK SEMITRAILER, MARLAND, OKLAHOMA, DECEMBER 15, 1976

About 8:58 a.m., C.S.T., on December 15, 1976, Amtrak passenger train No. 15, operating on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, collided with an oil-laden tractor-semitrailer (tank) at the Kay-Noble County Line Road grade crossing near Marland, Oklahoma. The truck driver & 2 train crewmembers were killed; 11 other persons on the train were injured. The truck and its lading were destroyed. Two locomotive units and two cars of the train were damaged. Total accident damage was estimated to be $880,700. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the lack of adequate warning of the approach of a high-speed train to enable the truck driver to ascertain when it was safe to enter the crossing. Contributing to the accident was the crossing's unsuitability for joint use by high-speed trains and heavily loaded trucks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RHR-77-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM