About 3:55 a.m., c.s.t., on April 13, 1983, Burlington Northern Railroad Company (BN) freight train 64TT085 (64T85) (Extra 5086 West), while moving about 47 mph, struck the rear of standing BN freight train 43JJ005 (43J05) (Extra 5089 West) at Pacific Junction, Iowa. Four locomotive units and eight cars of train 64T85 and the caboose and seven cars of train 43J05 were derailed. The accident occurred about 2 miles within the yard limits at Pacific Junction. The engineer of train 64T85 was killed, and the head brakeman, conductor, and rear brakeman were injured. The engineer, head brakeman, conductor, and rear brakeman of train 43J05 were injured. Damage was estimated to be $972,000.