News Sections
Audio
Train Derailment Caused By Shift In Track Structure
Updated May 5, 2013 1:05 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(BLOOMINGTON) - A scientific firm hired to investigate the cause of a July 11 train derailment has found that the accident "was likely caused by a shift in the track structure beneath the train, but the cause of the track movement is inconclusive."

Indiana Rail Road spokesman Chris Rund noted that this is where railroad tracks cross Garrison Chapel Road.

According to Rund, heat may have played a part, but the ambient temperatures recorded at Monroe County Airport were below the threshold where trains would be required to reduce speed.

The track recently had been inspected according to Federal Railroad Administration requirements and was found to be in good order. The train data recorder showed the coal train was traveling at a safe speed and the engineer had been operating within the parameters of acceptable train handling.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback