RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT. HEAD-ON COLLISION OF TWO BURLINGTON NORTHERN FREIGHT TRAINS NEAR MAQUON, ILLINOIS. MAY 24, 1972
The report discusses the head-on collision in which the engineer and the head brakeman on each train were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the responsible employees to deliver to the crew of Extra 1577 West at Yates City, Illinois, a restricting train order which established a meet between Extra 1577 West and Extra 2043 East at Yates City. Two factors contributed to this failure.
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1973-4-11
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash investigation; Crashes; Fatalities; Freight trains; Frontal crashes; Management; Measures of effectiveness; Railroad crashes; Railroad signals; Railroads; Regulations; Safety
- Identifier Terms: BNSF Railway; U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Old TRIS Terms: Ntsb
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Law; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00047275
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WTSB-RAR-73-4
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM