View Full Version : NS Side Collision - Lincoln AL

01-19-2006, 01:40 AM
This evening eastward train struck rear of westward train that was clearing into the siding at Coosa.

01-19-2006, 02:40 AM
Source: http://www.wbrc.com/news/news1.html

UPDATE - Train Crash Causes Evacuations
About 500 residents were asked to evacuate their homes Wednesday evening after a train carrying sodium cyanide caught fire when it rear-ended another that had pulled aside to let it pass, officials said. The collision occurred around 5 p.m., sending flames and a plume of black smoke into the air that could be seen 40 miles away in Birmingham. Susan Terpay, spokeswoman for Norfolk Southern, said both trains were being operated by the Virginia-based company and were en route to Atlanta. She said the first train was carrying automobiles and had pulled off into a siding along the main tracks to let the second train pass, but not all of the 81 cars of the first train cleared the main tracks. "The second train was behind it and was supposed to go on the main line because it needed to move more quickly," Terpay said. "It appears that the first train did not clear the main line and when the second train came through, it struck the first train that was on the siding." She said all three crew members on the second train were taken to an area hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

01-19-2006, 11:28 PM
thats really very sad.
so what about the loses in this collosion?and who is the responsible on this collision?is he the driver of the first train as he may be run his train alittle slo or the driver of the second train as he may run his train alittle fast or the control men as they couldnot put agood time between clearing the line and passing of the second train?

01-20-2006, 02:35 AM
This is signalized territory so the following train was at fault.

01-22-2006, 06:31 PM
3 units were involved in this wreck.

NS 7137 is burnt to a crisp, and has pretty heavy damage.
NS 7138 didn't get hurt too much and didn't get burnt, it is the only of the 3 that had the horse head
NS 7143 has quite a bit of damage, but doens't seem to be burnt too much. It's long hood is pretty much gone from what I can see, but the cab seems to be in pretty good shape.

01-23-2006, 12:00 PM
is there are any links which i can see pix of this accident on it?

01-23-2006, 03:49 PM
Here's 4 photos of the crash.