On October 16, 1979, about 8:19 a.m., northbound Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) train No. 1718 collided with the rear end of standing Conrail train No. 0714 and caused it to move forward and collide with standing Conrail train No. 716 on track No. 1 of Conrail's West Chester Branch, just north of the Angora station at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Of the 525 persons who were injured, one crewmember of train No. 0714 died 6 days after the accident. Equipment damage was estimated at $1,940,312.