W.Va. CSX Derailment Cleanup Continues


CSX on Monday continued to clear a derailment site in the New River Gorge of West Virginia that sent two loaded grain hoppers plummeting into the river near Fayette Station. The cars spilled soybeans into the water.

The National Park Service said the grain hoppers are expected to take several days to remove from the riverbank due to the inaccessibility of the location. The derailment took place within the New River Gorge National River park.

An eastbound loaded grain train derailed several cars about 10 p.m. on Friday while en route to Rocky Mount, N.C., from Cincinnati

The accident, which remains under investigation, occurred on the New River Subdivision (former Chesapeake & Ohio) between Handley and Hinton.

There were no injuries reported. Rail traffic was detoured via a parallel main line south of the river while crews worked to reopen the line. Throughout the weekend, many trains operated on the south side until track was fully restored across the river.



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