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Accident Report Detail

Derailment of Amtrak Train No. 97 on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Track

Executive Summary

At approximately 12:30 p.m. EST, on May 26, 1981, southbound Amtrak train No. 97 operating over Seaboard Coast Line Railroad track derailed in Lochloosa, Florida. The locomotive and 9-car train derailed at a previously damaged switch leading to a siding that paralleled the main track. Nine passengers and 9 Amtrak employees were injuried; damage was estimated at $241,258.

Probable Cause

Accident Location: Lochloosa , FL    
Accident Date: 5/26/1981
Accident ID: ATL81AR046

Date Adopted: 9/29/1981
NTSB Number: RAR-81-09
NTIS Number: PB82-124009

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