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HQ-2018-1306 (Finalized)

Document Series
Accident Investigations
Federal Railroad Administration
Accident Date
Accident Type
Head End Collision (HEC)
Railroad Name
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company & Akron Barberton Cluster Railway Company

Akron, OH
United States

Accident Number
Investigation Status
Subject Accident Investigations
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company; Akron Barberton Cluster Railway Company; head-on collision; derailment; remote control yard train; remote control zone; lifted off truck; coupler and draft system defects; general switching rules.
HQ-2018-1306.pdf (1.12 MB)

Last updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2020