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HQ-2019-1370

Document Series
Accident Investigations
Author
Federal Railroad Administration
Accident Date
Accident Type
Rear End Collision (REC)
Railroad Name
Norfolk Southern Company
Location

Georges Station, PA
United States

Accident Number
HQ-2019-1370
Investigation Status
Finalized
Subject Accident Investigations
Keywords
Derailment; Collison; Georges Station, Pennsylvania; Westmoreland County; Collision; Derailment; Pittsburgh; intermodal cars.

On November 8, 2019, at 2:17 p.m., EST, Norfolk Southern (NS) westward Train Z7XC107 (Train 1)
struck the rear-end of stopped NS westward Train 21VC108 (Train 2) at Milepost (MP) PT 318.7 on Main Track 2 of NS’s Pittsburgh Subdivision near the rural community of Georges Station in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The three rear intermodal cars on Train 2 and two Train 1 locomotives derailed.The Train 1 lead engine fouled the adjacent track derailing eight intermodal cars of NS eastward train 20QC207 (Train 3) on the adjacent Main Track.


Last updated: Friday, November 8, 2019