CSX Derails 7 Cars, Locomotive in Cincinnati

No injuries were reported after a CSX train derailed in Cincinnati early Sunday morning atop a bridge near Queensgate Yard.

The derailment caused a fuel leak of 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel and left seven cars piled up on the bridge over Gest Street.

A portion of the yard was closed due to the leak. The derailment was reported to have occurred about 1:30 a.m.

CSX said in a statement that the leak came from a locomotive and no rail cars leaked or spilled any of their contents.

Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District activated the Millcreek Dam as a precautionary measure to prevent any of the spilled fuel from flowing into the Ohio River.

The CSX statement said no waterways were adversely affected and the fuel spill had been contained.

Gest Street was closed between Dalton Avenue and Evans Street but was expected to reopen Sunday night.

An on line report said the derailment cut off access to CSX’s Indiana Subdivision as well as traffic moving on the Central Railroad of Indiana.

That report said much of the wreckage had since been cleared from the bridge by Sunday afternoon.

A CSX spokesman told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the locomotive working the train was a remote control unit.

The derailment also took down several power lines in the area.

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