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Document Series
Accident Investigations
Office of Railroad Safety
Accident Date
Accident Type
Derailment (DRM)
Railroad Name
Union Pacific Railroad Company

Dupo, IL
United States

Accident Number
Investigation Status
Derailment; Union Pacific Railroad Company; Dupo, Illinois; Dupo Yard; hazardous material spill; evacuation; school evacuation; underground fire; chemical plant; holding pond fire; broken knuckle.

On September 10, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m. CDT, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) Train YDU51-10 (Train 1), derailed 14 cars on the UP Mid-America Service Unit, Chester Subdivision, at Milepost (MP) 5.79 in the UP’s Dupo Yard, Dupo, Illinois.

Last updated: Thursday, September 10, 2020