Military Train Derails in Kentucky

A derailment has knocked out rail service at a Kentucky army base for at least two weeks.

The mishap occurred as a locomotive pulling 46 empty flat cars from the Fort Campbell military base derailed en route to a CSX interchange near Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

The derailment damaged the track  and disrupted local traffic due to blocked grade crossings.

The marooned rail cars were eventually pulled away by a crew from the Logistics Readiness Center while R.J. Corman’s derailment services team was able to help re-rail the locomotive.
The track is a spur used by the Army to receive and ship military movements. The government has awarded a contract to repair the damaged track.

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