CSX Derails 14 Cars in Indiana

There were no injuries and no hazardous materials released after a CSX train derailed Thursday morning in Fountaintown, Indiana.

Train Q360 bound for Avon Yard near Indianapolis derailed 14 cars. Some plastic pellets and non-hazardous fatty acid was spilled but officials said this did not cause any health hazards.

The train originated at Queensgate Yard in Cincinnati and was traveling on the Indianapolis Subdivision, the route also used by Amtrak’s Cardinal.

The westbound Cardinal had already passed through the area before the derailment occurred at 8:11 a.m.

That night’s eastbound Cardinal only operated from Chicago to Indianapolis with the train cancelled between Indianapolis and New York.

News reports indicated that the derailment knocked down some power lines and blocked a highway.

In a statement, CSX said the derailed cars included six empties and eight loaded cars. The statement said the cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The derailment site is about 20 miles east-southeast of Indianapolis.

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