CSX Cleaning Up McKeesport Derailment

Workers were continuing on Monday to clear up the site of a 12-car CSX freight derailment in McKeesport, Pa.

The train en route from Connellsville, Pa., to New Castle, Pa., had four locomotives and 88 cars and derailed near the Jerome Street Bridge.

Several railcars, including two steel coil cars and a gondola loaded with scrap were hanging out over the Youghiogheny River. The McKeesport Marina located below was evacuated as a precaution and a section of West Fifth Avenue and Lysle Boulevard was closed.

The mishap occurred on the Pittsburgh Subdivision double track mainline, which is served by Amtrak’s Capitol Limited.

Nos. 29 and 30 continued to operate through the weekend.

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