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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation R-97-027
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Synopsis: About 5:38 p.m. on 2/16/96, eastbound Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) train 286 collided with westbound National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) train 29, the capitol limited, at milepost 8.55 on CSX main track near Silver Spring, Maryland. The marc train was operating in the push mode in revenue service between Brunswick , Maryland, & Washington, DC.; it consisted of a locomotive & three commuter cars. The Amtrak train, operating in revenue service between Washington DC., & Chicago, Illinois, consisted of 2 locomotives & 15 cars.
Recommendation: TO CSX TRANSPORTATION INC.: Develop & implement a formal emergency management plan that contains procedures specific to employee responsibilities & interaction with emergency response agencies & other transportation entities.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Railroad
Location: Silver Spring, MD, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA96MR004
Accident Reports: Collision and Derailment of Maryland Rail Commuter MARC Train 286 and National Railroad Passenger Corporation AMTRAK Train 29
Report #: RAR-97-02
Accident Date: 2/16/1996
Issue Date: 8/28/1997
Date Closed: 1/7/1999
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: CSX Transportation, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: CSX Transportation, Inc.
Date: 1/7/1999
Response: The Board accepts the CSXT efforts and has determined that this recommendations does not need to be held in an open status pending the completion of the Garden City, GA accident investigation. Therefore, Safety Recommendation R-97-27 is classified "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: CSX Transportation, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 10/7/1998
Response: In accordance with Federal Railroad Administration requirements, CSXT has developed and implemented an extensive formal safety plan, which became effective October 1998. CSXT has posted a 1-800 telephone number and crossing identity at all of its grade crossings.

From: NTSB
To: CSX Transportation, Inc.
Date: 7/8/1998
Response: The Safety Board notes that the CSXT has developed and implemented an extensive formal emergency management plan, including detailed procedures that govern interaction and coordination with emergency response agencies and transportation entities. The Board also notes that conductors have been assigned cellular telephones programmed with all the pertinent emergency numbers. Pending completion of the Amtrak collision with a truck near Garden City, GA, Safety Recommendation R-97-27 has been classified "Open--Acceptable Response."

From: CSX Transportation, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 12/9/1997
Response: The CSXT has developed and implemented an extensive formal emergency management plan, including detailed procedures that govern interaction and coordination with emergency response agencies and transportation entities. Conductors have been assigned cellular telephones programmed with all the pertinent emergency numbers.