"About 5:56 a.m., on August 9, 1997, Amtrak train 4, the Southwest Chief, was about 5 miles
northeast of Kingman, Arizona. The train was traveling about 89 mph on the eastbound track when both the engineer
and assistant engineer saw a "hump" in the track as they approached bridge. They applied the train’s emergency brakes.
The train derailed as it crossed the bridge.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the ground under the bridge’s supporting structure had been washed away by a flash flood. Of the 294 passengers and 18 Amtrak employees on the train, 173 passengers and 10 Amtrak employees were injured." *
Cyalume was there.
"provided sufficient emergency lighting until the arrival of emergency responders."*
"well acknowledged by the passengers, provided a measure of safety when the emergency lighting failed."*
*National Transportation Safety Board
Safety Recommendation R-98-58
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