No Injuries after No. 30 Hits NS Freight in Ohio

No injuries occurred when Amtrak’s eastbound Capitol Limited struck the rear of an NS freight train in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, near Cleveland 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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One Response to “No Injuries after No. 30 Hits NS Freight in Ohio”

  1. Frances Grinde Says:

    I was on this train, and no one told us what was going on for 8 hours! We were not even offered free food or drinks, and the staff were smart alecks. They acted like this happens every day, which in doing my research since Monday morning, apparently does.
    I will NEVER travel by Amtrak train again. I thought it would be a fun adventure, stupid me. Who runs a business like this and gets away with it? I’m still in shock over the absurdity of it all.

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