The engineer and conductor in the lead locomotive of the coal train were killed. BNSF: Iowa Train Crash Kills Two - posted in Freight Railroads: WOWT-TV, Omaha, NE, 4/17: Iowa Train Crash Kills Two Derailment between Emerson and Red Oak A collision between two freight trains just outside of Red Oak, Iowa left two workers dead Sunday morning. Approximately 20-30 coal cars were involved. According to Red Oak Police, the accident happened at 2:23 on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of N. Eastern Avenue and E. Corning Street. AP. M. E. Church, Red Oak, Iowa 1920s. Tom Robinson. It was about 6:45 a.m. that Margo Leibert awoke to a loud "boom." The New York Times Archives. Atlantic, IA, USA / Western Iowa Today 96.5 KSOM KS 95.7. On April 27, 2011, a BNSF coal train collided with the rear of a standing BNSF maintenance train near Red Oak, Iowa. “Once again, this investigation draws attention to the dangers of human fatigue,” said NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman. The population was 5,742 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 6,197 population in 2000. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Iowa- Crews spent the day today cleaning up after an early morning coal train derailment near Red Oak, Iowa. The Montgomery County Communications Center received a call from Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) reporting a coal train derailment just after 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the area of D Ave west of Red Oak. Red Oak, IA — A collision involving two BNSF trains in Southwest Iowa killed two railroad workers. March 26, 2020 06:24 am (Red Oak) A Montgomery County woman faces charges following a single-vehicle crash in Red Oak. The fatal train collision occurred at 7 a.m., Sunday, April 17, 2011, in McPherson, about five miles west of Red Oak, reported the Omaha World Herald. Red Oak, Iowa: Red Oak is a city in, and the county seat of, Montgomery County, Iowa, United States, located along the East Nishnabotna River. Approximately 20-30 coal cars were involved.

History. IOWA FLOODS DERAIL AMTRAK TRAIN; WOMAN DEAD AND 16 PEOPLE HURT. Burlington Northern Santa Fe reported the derailment shortly after 4 a.m. this (Wednesday) morning, near D Avenue west of Red Oak, under the Boxelder Ave bridge. Deputies of the Montgomery County and Mills County Sheriffs Office responded and located the derailment under the Boxelder Avenue bridge. The crash caused the derailment of two locomotives and 12 cars.