NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB to meet on train collision in Minnesota

February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause of a head-on collision of two Canadian National Railway freight trains in Minnesota in 2010.

On September 30, a southbound Canadian National Railway Company (CN) freight train collided head-on with a northbound CN freight train near Two Harbors, Minnesota. The trains were operating in nonsignaled track. The northbound train had 118 empty iron ore railcars and had authority to operate on the single main track. The southbound train had 116 railcars loaded with iron ore and did not have authority to operate on the single main track. Three locomotives and 14 railcars derailed. All five crewmembers on the two trains sustained injuries.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 9:30 am EST

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Members

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available on the following page shortly before the start of the meeting: http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Keith Holloway
keith.holloway@ntsb.gov

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.