On February 16, 1980, Burlington Northern (BN) freight train Extra 2048 East (No. 178) stalled on an ascending grade about 4.7 miles west of Angora, Nebraska. The crew was instructed to uncouple the three-unit locomotive from the train and move it east to Angora to meet the six-unit locomotive of Extra 7814 West at Angora. The nine locomotive units were coupled together and moved westward on the descending grade toward the standing train. While moving at a speed of about 46 mph, the locomotive units collided with the standing portion of train No. 178. The head brakeman of train No. 178 and the engineer of Extra 7814 West were killed, and three crewmembers of Extra 7814 were injured. Damage was estimated at $1,291,000.