Photo of an Amtrak car lies on its side after derailing on Saturday in Montana.

​​NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg walking the crash scene.

Amtrak derailment in Joplin, MT

Investigation Details

What Happened

We have launched a go-team to investigate the derailment of ​Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger ​train in Joplin, MT on 9/25/2021.

Vice Chair Bruce Landsberg​ is traveling with the go-team and will be the on-scene spoksperson.

Family Assistance Contact: Kim Frierson at​

Announcements about media briefings and other activities related to this investigation will be made on the NTSB’s media relations Twitter feed @NTSB_Newsroom.