Interstate Commerce Commission, Report of the Accident Investigation Occurring on the ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD, CAMP JACKSON, COLUMBIA, SC

On Kay 10, 1918, there was a derailment of a troop train, in charge of the Atlantic Coaat Lin© Rail road, within the military reservation at Camp Jackson, near Columbia, S. C ., which resulted in the death of 9 soldiers ana: the injury of £5 soldiers. After investi gation the Chief of the Bureau of Safety reports as follows: The track upon which this derailment occurred forois a part of the railway system at Camp Jackson and is owned and maintained by the United States Government. All train and
more » ... yard movements within the reservation are made under the direction and supervision of the Trans portation Department of the ^uarteBmaster Corps. A special troop train, consisting of A. C. L. locomotive 973, 3 box cars, 2 wooden coaches, 1 steel underframe coach, 5 wooden coaches, 1 steel coach, 5 wooden coaches, and 1 steel underframe coach, in the or der named, was in charge of Conductor Felder and Engineman Sheppard of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It was made up on track Ho. 1 at Camp Jackson, left there at 3:56 a. m., en route to Camp Sevier, Gs-aenvllle, S. C, and had proceeded about one and one-half train lengths when it was derailed about 9 a. m, while running at a speed of 8 or 10 miles an hour*
doi:10.21949/1506640 fatcat:lhfucqumercfjfalvkykfcogfm