On April 28, 2015, at 6:23 a.m. mountain daylight time, a westbound Southwestern Railroad (Southwestern) freight train with nine locomotives and 79 cars collided with Southwestern’s Roswell Local standing freight train. The striking train traveled through a switch that was in the reverse position at the east end of Chisum siding just south of Roswell, New Mexico. The two crewmembers on the lead locomotive of the striking train jumped before impact. The engineer died, and the conductor was seriously injured. Nine locomotives derailed from the striking train. Two locomotives and three empty hopper cars derailed from the standing train. Southwestern, which owned both trains, estimated the damage at $2.01 million. Sunrise was at 6:14 a.m.—9 minutes before the accident; visibility was 10 miles.