CSX had a fatal wreck at Carlisle, OH early Saturday morning (2-17-2001). CSX autorack train Q228 rear-ended CSX loaded ore train K188.
The power on Q228 was SD70MAC No. 700 ("Spirit of Cumberland") and AC4400W No. 256. The impact destroyed two hoppers on the K188, while both locomotives and one car of Q228 overturned.
The crew of the Q228 included a pilot engineer, engineer and conductor. The 35-year old pilot engineer was killed and the other two crew members critically injured. The crew of K188 was not injured.
For a full story, see the Cincinnati Enquirer story at:
CSX Wreck Story
The following photos are linked from the Cincinnati Enquirer story:
As a railroader, my prayers go out to the families of all those involved in this incident.
[ 18 February 2001: Message edited by: NSDASH9 ]