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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation R-80-046
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Synopsis: ON APRIL 9, 1980, WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD (WP) FREIGHT TRAIN EXTRA UP 3734 WEST (SEALAND 6) HAD ITS CABOOSE, THREE HELPER LOCOMOTIVE UNITS BEHIND THE CABOOSE, AND SEVEN FREIGHT CARS DERAILED AT THE INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY OVERPASS AT HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA. OF THE NINE CREWMEMBERS, TWO WERE KILLED AND TWO WERE INJURED. THREE LOCOMOTIVE UNITS AND THE CABOOSE WERE DESTROYED. DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT $1,382,000.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY: DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN ON A CURRENT BASIS WITH THE BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT A PLAN FOR IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION OF ANY EMERGENCY OCCURING ON THE COMMON RIGHT-OF-WAY BETWEEN OAKLAND AND FREMONT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Railroad
Location: Hayward, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 79807
Accident Reports: Derailment of Western Pacific Railroad Company Freight Train Extra Up 3734 West (Sealand 6)
Report #: RAR-80-10
Accident Date: 4/9/1980
Issue Date: 10/24/1980
Date Closed: 6/23/1982
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Western Pacific Railroad Company (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Western Pacific Railroad Company
Date: 6/23/1982
Response: We note that the WP has developed lines of emergency communication between WP and the Bay Area Rapid Transit District with respect to operations where the two lines parallel. We also noted that regular emergency numbers, as well as back-up numbers are available to employees and supervisors. As a result of WP's action R-80-46 has been classified as "Closed-Acceptable Action."

From: Western Pacific Railroad Company
To: NTSB
Date: 11/13/1981
Response: WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY LTR: LINES OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION HAVE BEEN SET UP BETWEEN WP (BOTH TRAIN DISPATCHING IN SACRAMENTO AND THE DISTRICT OPERATING OFFICE IN OAKLAND) AND BART "CENTRAL" IN OAKLAND. REGULAR EMERGENCY NUMBERS, AS WELL AS "BACK-UP" NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS.