RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT. HEAD-ON COLLISION OF TWO PENN CENTRAL FREIGHT TRAINS AT HERNDON, PENNSYLVANIA, MARCH 12, 1972

The report describes a head on freight train collision. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the crew to stop train UY-328 on the siding, in violation of the signal indication. As a result, train UY-328 moved onto the main track immediately in front of train S-82. It could not be determined why the engineer of train UY-328 failed to stop his train on the siding. (Author Modified Abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Surface Transportation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-14

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RAR-73-3 Acc Rpt, SS-R-19
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM