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Document Series
Accident Investigations
Federal Railroad Administration
Accident Date
Accident Type
Derailment (DRM)
Railroad Name
Union Pacific Railroad Company

Caliente, NV
United States

Accident Number
Investigation Status
Subject Accident Investigations
Derailment; Union Pacific Railroad Company; Caliente, Nevada; Lincoln County; Las Vegas; Autorack; DPU

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 5:22 a.m., PDT, a westbound Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) freight train, MNPWCB-08 (Train 1), traveling at a recorded speed of 35 mph, derailed 32 loaded bi-level autorack cars. The derailment occurred at Milepost (MP) 432.8 on the UP's Caliente Subdivision, Rocky Mountain Service Unit, 27 miles south of Caliente, Nevada. Caliente is located approximately 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The train consisted of 5 locomotives, 3 on the head end and 2 cut-in mid-train as the Distributed Power Units (DPU), with 179 loads and 3 empties. Train 1 had 20,572 trailing tons and was 12,927 feet long.

Last updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2019