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Kelso, California(1997)
Photo: NTSB
12 January, 1997: While descending Cima Hill near Kelso, California, the engineer inadvertently activated the multiple-unit engine shutdown switch, which shut down all three locomotive unit diesel engines. This eliminated the train's dynamic braking capability and the air brakes were unable to hold the train. It derailed at a speed in excess of 70mph.

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