October 5

From TrainSpottingWorld, for Rail fans everywhere


19th century

20th century

21st century

  • 2005 – A Union Pacific Railroad maintenance of way employee who was walking back to a tamper to continue his work near Laramie, Wyoming, is struck and killed by a westbound train traveling at 40 mph; a subsequent NTSB investigation shows the accident to be the result of an agreement between the operating and maintenance departments on the required notifications to maintenance personnel when trains are operating near them and also a result of the maintenance employee not walking at a safe distance from the track.[1]