July 23, 2014

UP conductor relives train accident

“I didn’t want to go back and look at the accident, because I didn’t want to see what happened. I didn’t want to see the after affects,” says Glenn Thompson, retired Union Pacific Railroad conductor.

Glenn Thompson is a retired conductor that worked for Union Pacific for 39 years. During his time with the railroad, his locomotive hit a Simplot truck carrying diesel, while the train was traveling at a speed of 69 miles per hour and the man in the truck was killed.

(Thompson is a member of SMART Transportation Division Local 265 at Pocatello, Idaho.)

Read the complete story at Television Station KPVI.