Summary Head On Collision of Burlington Northern Railroad Company Freight Trains Extra 6311 West and Extra 6575 East Near Westminster Colorado
Cars which struck structural support members and by fire which erupted following the collision Three crewmembers of Extra 6311 West and two crewmembers of Extra 6575 East were killed The Burlington Northern Railroad Company estimated the damage to be about 4 millionThe National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of a crewmember of Extra 6311 West to read the train register information correctly at Clear Creek Colorado and the failure of the conductor to correlate that information with the train orders which caused Extra 6311 West to depart Clear Creek before the arrival of Extra 6575 East a superior train Contributing to the.
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Excerpt from Head on Collision of Burlington Northern Railroad Company Freight Trains Extra 6311 West and Extra 6575 East Near Westminster Colorado August 2 1985About pm On August 2 1985 Burlington Northern Railroad Company mixed freight train Extra 6311 West collided head ou with Burlington Northern Railroad Company unit gravel train Extra 6575 East at milepost near Westminster Colorado Extra 6311 West was traveling about 52 mph and Extra 6575 East was traveling about 48 mph The trains collided on the single main track during daylight hours in a 2 41' left curve in a westerly direction about 50 feet west of a dual lane bridge on U S Highway No 36 The bridge was destroyed by derailed.
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Severity of the accident was the overspeed of Extra 6575 EastAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical work.
- Head On Collision of Burlington Northern Railroad Company Freight Trains Extra 6311 West and Extra 6575 East Near Westminster Colorado
- National Transportation Safety Board
- 15 October 2018 National Transportation Safety Board