About 5:55 a.m., on February 12, 1980, two freight trains operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company collided head-on at Orleans Road, West Virginia. Extra 6474 East was on track No. 2 traveling at 38 miles per hour as it passed the stop-and-stay signal at Orleans Road and entered a compound curve to the right, where Extra 4367 West was approaching at a speed of 32 mph. The fireman of Extra 4367 West was killed and the engineer and head brakeman were injured; the engineer, conductor, and brakeman of Extra 6474 East were injured. Property damage was estimated to be $1,688,200.