NS Train Derails West of Altoona

No injuries were reported and no hazardous material was involved in the derailment on Monday afternoon of a westbound Norfolk Southern intermodal train near Horseshoe Curve.

Train 21G derailed at about 3:40 p.m. in an area known as Allegrippus Curve and blocking all three tracks.

Photographs published on the website of Trains magazine showed cars with empty FedEx trailers on spine cars lying on their sides.

An online report indicated that the derailment began six car lengths from the head end. The train was on Main 2 when the derailment, which remains under investigation, began.

The Logan Township Police Department said no emergency response was required and the area is under control of NS personnel.

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