About 5:55 a.m. on April 3, 1983, Amtrak passenger train No. 820 (The Crescent), en route from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Washington, D.C., with 331 passengers and 18 crewmembers aboard, derailed when it struck a landslide near Rockfish, Virginia, about 23 miles south of Charlottesville, Virginia. Heavy rains in the area preceded the landslide. The track had been inspected 6 hours before the accident. The train was moving about 48 mph at the time of the accident. There was no train order in effect for reduced speed in the area of the derailment. Twenty-four persons were injured, and damage was estimated to be $232,000.