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CSX 8888 incident – Wikipedia

The CSX 8888 incident, also known as the Crazy Eights incident, was an CSX Transportation freight train in the U.S. state of Ohio in 2001. Locomotive #8888, an EMD SD40-2, was pulling a train of 47 cars including some loaded with hazardous chemicals, and ran uncontrolled for two hours at up to 51 miles per hour (82 km/h).[2] It was finally halted by a railroad crew in a second locomotive, which caught the runaway and coupled to the rear car.[3]

The incident inspired the 2010 motion picture Unstoppable.[4]

 

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