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HQ-2020-1399

Document Series
Accident Investigations
Author
Federal Railroad Adminstration
Accident Date
Accident Type
Derailment (DRM)
Railroad Name
Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Location

Mauriceville, TX
United States

Accident Number
HQ-2020-1399
Investigation Status
Finalized
Subject Accident Investigations
Keywords
Kansas City Southern Railway Company; Derailment; Mauriceville, Texas; Orange County, Texas; Beaumont Subdivision; Positive Train Control; Hazardous Materials; Evacuation; Broken Rail — Detail Fracture From Shelling or Head Check

On October 29, 2020, at approximately 7:25 a.m., CDT, a Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) northbound (timetable direction) mixed freight train (MBMSH-29), handling 95 loads, 60 empties with 4 locomotives (configured 4 x 0) at an estimated speed of 39 mph derailed 25 (15 loaded and 10 empty) cars at Milepost (MP) 750.2 on the Beaumont Subdivision at Mauriceville — approximately 16.4 miles northeast of Beaumont in Orange County, Texas.


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Last updated: Thursday, October 29, 2020