Norfolk Southern C40-9W #9624 and C40-8W #8406 were leading coal train #838 which side-swiped intermodal train #227          
The two locomotives (9624 & 8406) and the first 5 loaded coal cars (out of 82) of coal train #838 derailed when the train struck intermodal train #227 at Abilene Connection. For the complete report, click on this link: http://www.fra.dot.gov/downloads/safety/Accident_Investigation/2007/hq200781.pdf
Date: 12/13/2007 Location: Abilene, VA   Map Show Abilene on a rail map Views: 2588 Collection Of:   Bernie Feltman
Locomotives: NS 9624(C40-9W)    Author:  911 crew
Norfolk Southern C40-9W #9624 and C40-8W #8406 were leading coal train #838 which side-swiped intermodal train #227
Picture Categories: Wreck This picture is part of album:  Norfolk Southern Georgia photos
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