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Document Series
Accident Investigations
Federal Railroad Adminstration
Accident Date
Accident Type
Derailment (DRM)
Railroad Name
Kansas City Southern Railway Company

Mauriceville, TX
United States

Accident Number
Investigation Status
Subject Accident Investigations
Kansas City Southern Railway Company; Derailment; Mauriceville, Texas; Orange County, Texas; Beaumont Subdivision; Positive Train Control; Hazardous Materials; Evacuation; Broken Rail — Detail Fracture From Shelling or Head Check

On October 29, 2020, at approximately 7:25 a.m., CDT, a Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) northbound (timetable direction) mixed freight train (MBMSH-29), handling 95 loads, 60 empties with 4 locomotives (configured 4 x 0) at an estimated speed of 39 mph derailed 25 (15 loaded and 10 empty) cars at Milepost (MP) 750.2 on the Beaumont Subdivision at Mauriceville — approximately 16.4 miles northeast of Beaumont in Orange County, Texas.

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Last updated: Thursday, October 29, 2020