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CSX Confirms Derailment on Rail Yard

July 13th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

WCBC News has been following the changes to the operations of the CSX Cumberland Rail Yard.

Rob Doolittle has confirmed to us that there was a derailment at the yard on Thursday, July 6th.  At about 6 PM, eight empty flat cars were derailed while they were being switched within the boundaries of the yard.

According to Doolittle, there were no injuries as a result of the derailment, which occurred in an area dedicated to train switching operations.  He noted minor operational impact while the cars were being put back on the rails and repairs were made to track that was damaged during the incident.

Cars were re-railed by 7 AM Friday, and track repairs were completed later that day.  The incident remains under review by CSX.

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