About 4:35 p. m. on July 18, 1983, 58 cars of Burlington Northern Railroad Company freight train No. MTC-0718, moving about 52 mph, were derailed on the main track near Crystal City, Missouri. Two of the derailed cars came to rest in the Mississippi River. Within the train's 94 cars were 17 maintenance-of-way, ballast-laden hopper cars being transported to maintenance-of-way work locations north of St. Louis, Missouri. The train was being operated in revenue service without restriction. No one was injured in this accident, and no hazardous materials were involved. Damage was estimated to be about $1,058,330.