Norfolk Southern suffers derailment in Pennsylvania

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
Norfolk Southern suffered a derailment in Pennsylvania.
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A Norfolk Southern train derailed on Monday evening in Pennsylvania. Amtrak tweeted that two of it's trains that run on this line were canceled.

WJAC-TV reports that Amtrak tweeted “Pennsylvanian Trains 42 and 43 scheduled to operate on 2/23 are canceled due to an earlier Norfolk Southern freight derailment. No alternate transportation will be provided.”

Here is Norfolk Southern’s statement on the derailment:

“On Monday evening, at approximately 6:30 p.m., an eastbound Norfolk Southern train derailed 15 cars just north of Newport, Penn. The derailment occurred on the west side of the Juniata River near Old Ferry Road. There were no injuries reported by the crew. The train was travelling from Chicago to Croxton, N.J. The cars involved in the derailment were intermodal cargo containers. No hazardous materials were involved.

“The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

“Personnel were able to clear cars and repair track damage in order to reopen traffic on one of the mainlines last night. Work continued today to reopen the second line.”

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