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Amtrak Derailment in Cimarron, Kansas

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  • Accident No: DCA16MR004
  • Accident Type: Office of Railroad
  • Location: Cimarron, KS
  • Date: 3/14/2016

​The National Transportation Safety Board sent a go-team to investigate the March 14 train derailment involving an Amtrak train near Cimarron, Kan.

Timothy Depaepe is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Earl Weener is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Keith Holloway will be on-scene to coordinate media-related activities. He can be reached at or by mobile phone at (202)557-1350.

See the photos on Flickr.


Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100