On February 13, 2003, about 12:25 p.m., an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) unit coal train collided with a BNSF yard train on the main track in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The coal train consisted of 2 locomotives and 124 loaded cars; the yard train 2consisted of 1 locomotive and 16 freight cars. Both locomotives of the coal train and 28 cars of coal derailed; the locomotive and 3 cars of the yard train derailed. The crew of the coal train consisted of an engineer and a conductor. The engineer received minor injuries, and the conductor sustained fatal injuries. The crew of the yard train consisted of an engineer, a conductor, and a brakeman. The yard train engineer received minor injuries.