Collision of Two CN Trains (Railroad)

Two Harbors, MN
September 30, 2010

On September 30, 2010, about 4:05 p.m., central daylight time, a southbound Canadian National Railway Company freight train collided head on with a northbound Canadian National Railway Company freight train near Two Harbors, Minnesota. The collision occurred near milepost 13.5 on Canadian National Railway Company's Iron Range Subdivision. The trains were operating in nonsignaled territory. The northbound train had 118 empty 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. A total of three locomotives and 14 railcars derailed.


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