Amtrak No. 30 Hits NS Train at Olmsted Falls

No injuries occurred when Amtrak’s eastbound Capitol Limited struck the rear of an NS freight train in Olmsted Falls early Monday morning,

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told Trains that “a suspected rules violation occurred . . . It is under investigation by Amtrak and NS, with notification to the FRA.” The train was re-crewed, with significant delay. The incident occurred just before 4 a.m. At the time, No. 30 was running more than 2 hours later, having departed Elyria at 3:26 a.m.

Online reports indicated that No. 30 went into emergency and struck NS 058 at low speed. One reported described the collision as similar to a hard coupling.

There were no injuries to passengers or damage to equipment. The train departed Cleveland at about 11 a.m. The lead engine of the Amtrak train was P42 No. 147. Trailing was P32 No. 517.


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