Wreckage in Sunday's (March 12) fatal train crash in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., was still smoking when?
Wreckage in Sunday's (March 12) fatal train crash in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., was still smoking when television crowmen flew over the site of the disaster shortly after it happened. The four men who died were the crows of the two trains which collided as they met head-on.
Both locomotives burst into flames as the freight train and the coal train were instantly derailed in the collision. Four other railwaymen in end carriages escaped injury. The railroad owners said the coal train was on the wrong tracks.
SYNOPSIS: Four railwaymen died in this train crash in Pennsylvania in the United States on Sunday, when a freight train and a coal train travelling on the same line in opposites directions collided head-on. The four men locomotives of each burst into flames on collision, and both trains were instantly derailed. Four other railwaymen in the end carriage of each train escaped injury. The coal train was said to have been travelling on the wrong tracks.
The owners, the Penn Central Railroad, said that the south-bound coal train failed to stop at a signal, jumped the points, and entered the main line where it collided with the oncoming, northbound freight train.