CSX Train Derails in Toledo

Several cars of a CSX freight train derailed Sunday morning on the east side of Toledo.

CSX logo 1Fifteen cars of a train bound for Detroit derailed near York Street on the Toledo Terminal Subdivision. There were no reported injuries.

Ten of the cars had sheet steel and scrap iron, four cars were empty and one tank car had toluene.

The train, which originated at Walbridge Yard, had three locomotives and 187 cars.
Online reports indicated that the tank car struck a high-tension electrical tower.

Because toluene, which is often used in paint thinner and to manufacture benzene, is toxic and flammable, some nearby residents were evacuated.

Utility workers turned off the electric lines and no leaks were reported.

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