About 6:50 a.m, eastern standard time, on July 7, 1984, northbound Amtrak passenger train No. 60, the Montrealer, derailed while passing over a washed-out section of gravel embankment under the main track of the Central Vermont Railway near Essex Junction, Vermont. Two locomotive units and the forward seven cars of the train derailed and were destroyed or heavily damaged. Three passengers and an Amtrak sleeping car attendant were killed; one Central Vermont crewmember died about 3 hours after the accident as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. One Central Vermont crewmember, two Amtrak attendants, and 26 passengers were seriously injured. Damage was estimated at $6,586,312.