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HQ-2020-1403

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

Elkhart, IA
United States

Accident Number
HQ-2020-1403
Investigation Status
Finalized
Subject Accident Investigations

On December 25, 2020, at approximately 6:37 a.m. CST, Union Pacific Railroad Company’s (UP) southbound mixed freight train MSSDM-24 with 3 conventionally configured locomotives handling 100 loads, 8 empties, at 7,408 feet in length and 13,050 tons derailed 24 cars (18 loads/ 6 empties) at milepost (MP) 86.4 on the Mason City Subdivision of the Great Lakes Division near Elkhart (Polk County), IA — approximately 12.5 miles north of Des Moines, IA.


Last updated: Friday, December 25, 2020