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Two Trains Collide in Oklahoma: 3 Crewmembers Missing

Two trains collided Sunday near the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Goodwell, sparking a diesel fire and forcing the closure of a stretch of highway. Three people are missing.

The accident happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. on tracks approximately two miles east of Goodwell.

A westbound train consisting of three locomotives and 80 rail cars collided with an eastbound intermodal train consisting of four locomotives and 108 rail cars says Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza.

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June 25, 2012 - Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , ,


  1. I’m amazed that this happened. Train operations haven’t depended on lights or flags for years. All trains are in full-time communication with the dispatchers, both by radio and by computer. There are centralized traffic control computer programs that display open track. One of the engineers must have been texting.

    Comment by sneha | June 25, 2012 | Reply

  2. In this day and age with all of the technology available, things like this should be 99.9% impossible.

    Comment by Rakesh | June 25, 2012 | Reply

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