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The Silver Star, train 91, derailed at 7:20 a.m. E.D.T. after striking a lumber truck at a marked grade crossing in Hinesville, Ga., approximately 26 miles north of Jesup. The train, which was en route from New York to Miami, had 150 passengers and 14 crewmembers aboard at the time of the accident. A total of 22 passengers and 5 crew members were injured in the incident. The locomotive engineer and truck driver died of their injuries.

Consist of the derailed Train 91(5):

199 P42 locomotive
1726 Baggage/Mail
2518 Crew Dorm, "Pine Shore", ex-2892/2732, ATSF 1643
62011 Viewliner Sleeper, "Gulf View"
62013 Viewliner Sleeper, "Harvest View"
8519 Diner
28000 Lounge, "Miami Club"
25047 Amfleet II Coach
25085 Amfleet II Coach
25078 Amfleet II Coach
25075 Amfleet II Coach
Source:, Gene Poon, Amtrak

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