CSX Derailment Damages Fire Station

When the fire department in Tontogony, Ohio, was called to the scene of a CSX freight train derailment, its members found themselves more involved than they cared to be.

The derailment damaged the fire station of the town located about 29 miles southwest of Toledo on the CSX Toledo Subdivision.

Also damaged was a township office building. Wood County officials described the damage as minor.

The accident occurred Monday evening. By Tuesday, crews at the scene were cleaning up the derailed cars and rebuilding the track.

Northbound train S324, operating to Toledo’s Stanley Yard, derailed 19 cars at the north end of the Tontogony siding at about 9:40 p.m. The accident damaged the interlocking at the north end of the siding, including the southbound signal.

No one was injured in the derailment and no hazardous materials were involved. The cars involved were empty except for one carrying scrap metal.

Tontogany’s Main Street was blocked for about five hours during the cleanup.

The rail line is a former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad route that passes through Perrysburg, Haskins, and Weston between Toledo and Cincinnati. The line reopened on Tuesday.

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