Runaway train travelled at high speed for 56 miles without driver!!

A runaway freight train travelled 56 miles with no driver after maintenance workers mistakenly applied brakes to the wrong locomotive, an investigation has found. Mining company BHP‘s 268-car iron ore train had to be deliberately derailed after hurtling away at speeds of up to 101mph in a remote area of Western Australia. The crash south of Port Hedland on 5 November destroyed two locomotives, 245 freight cars, and 1.2 miles of track. No one was hurt. The accident began after communication was lost between the front locomotive and a monitor at the rear, according to a preliminary investigation report published … Continue reading Runaway train travelled at high speed for 56 miles without driver!!