Norfolk Southern derailment near Cincinnati – Updated

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Norfolk Southern experiences derailment near Cincinnati.
David C. Lester

Norfolk Southern experienced a derailment near Cincinnati this morning. Shortly afterward, the railroad released the following service alert:

“A derailment of manifest train 196-24 occurred west of Cincinnati, OH this morning at 4:05am resulting in blockage of the single main line. Track and switch damage were reported. 

“No intermodal units were directly involved in the derailment. However, delays to intermodal trains 216-23 and 282-22 operating from Atlanta/Jacksonville to Chicago are expected.    

“It is estimated that service will be restored to the route by 5:00pm this evening. We will provide updates as information is made available.

“Norfolk Southern Intermodal provides 24/7 automated information services for shipment tracing, billing verification, and storage charges (including the Last Free Day) through our Touch-Trace voice response system at 800-497-2919. Customers and dray carriers can also utilize AccessNS and ExpressNSTM for information concerning their shipments.”

As of press time, updates to the situation had not yet been posted. RT&S will continue to follow and update this story as warranted.

5:30 p.m. Update

After reaching out to NS, RT&S learned that the mainline was reopened at 3:30 this afternoon. However, work remains to be done on an adjacent siding. There were no injuries or hazmat issues in the 12-car derailment, which occurred near Collinsville, Ohio.

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