RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT: COLLISION OF ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF RAILROAD COMMUTER TRAINS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 30, 1972
The report describes and analyzes the train collision in which the train overran a station stop, attempted to back up to the platform, and was struck from the rear by another train operating on the same track. The first car of the following train overrode the underframe of the last car of the lead train and telescoped the car. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the reverse movement of train 416 (the lead train) without flag protection into a previously vacated signal block and the failure of the engineer of train 720 (the following train), to perceive the train ahead in time to avoid the collision.
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1972-6-28
- Pagination: 64 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuter cars; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Fatalities; Injuries; Passenger trains; Public transit; Railroad stations; Railroad trains; Railroads; Rear end crashes; Research; Safety
- Identifier Terms: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
- Uncontrolled Terms: Commuter trains
- Old TRIS Terms: Ntsb
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00047850
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RAR-73-5 Acc Rpt
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM