Posts Tagged ‘CSX derailment’

CSX Derails 14 Cars in Indiana

August 20, 2021

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.

CSX Train Derails in Indiana

July 24, 2021

Fifteen cars derailed on the CSX Garrett Subdivision in Auburn, Indiana, on Wednesday.

There were no injuries and no cargo was spilled from the containers. The derailment of the Q010 intermodal train blocked two county roads.

CSX said it working with first responders to assess the situation and develop a recovery plan.

Firefighters from Jackson Township and Auburn responded to the derailment, along with officers from three law enforcement agencies.

An online reported indicated that at least one CSX intermodal train, the Q009, detoured west of Berea on the Chicago Line as a result of the derailment.

No Injuries in CSX Kentucky Derailment

December 18, 2020

No injuries were reported after a CSX train struck a boulder and derailed on Thursday in Harlan County, Kentucky.

The boulder fell from a cliff facing the adjacent Kentucky Route 2007 between Wallins and Coldiron.

Two locomotives and eight rail cars derailed during the incident, which occurred at 2:09 a.m.

A CSX spokeswoman said no leaks or spills into waterways occurred.

A state transportation department spokesman said the highway is likely to be closed for nearly a month as workers clear the rockslide, which narrow missed striking a house.

Cleanup of CSX Derailment Finished

October 30, 2020

Workers have finished cleaning up a CSX derailment in Dearborn, Michigan, that shut down traffic on Interstate 94 for a while on Wednesday.

The derailment occurred early Wednesday morning when four cars derailed on a bridge over the expressway.

One car was hanging over exit lanes and the road had to be closed to enable workers and equipment conducting the cleanup to reach the scene.

The Detroit area expressway was reopened after CSX officials determined they could complete the cleanup without the road being closed..

It took workers about eight hours to cleanup the site. No hazardous materials were involved in the derailment and there were no injuries.

CSX Derailment Disrupts Traffic on Detroit Expressway

October 29, 2020

The derailment of a CSX train in Dearborn, Michigan, on Wednesday morning triggered traffic jams on Interstate 94.

News reports said the derailment damaged the bridge and led to closed freeway exits.

The highway had to be closed to enable workers to move equipment to the scene to remove derailed freight cars, including one that dangled over the exits to Wyoming and Michigan avenues.

Michigan State Police reported the derailment occurred around 5:30 a.m. There were no injuries reported.

No hazardous material was involved in the derailment. Officials said the scene would require five hours to clear.

Harpers Ferry Bridge Reopens

July 6, 2020

A footbridge over the Potomac River that was damaged by a CSX derailment in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, has reopened.

The Goodlow Byron Memorial Footbridge, which is part of the Appalachian Trail, reopened last Friday.

The bridge connect such area tourist attractions as the C&O Canal.

It was closed after seven cars of a CSX freight derailed last December. Investigators later blamed the cause of the derailment, which sent two cars tumbling into the river, on engineer error.

Engineer Blamed in CSX Derailment

June 26, 2020

A Federal Railroad Administration report has attributed the December 2019 derailment of a CSX train in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to engineer error.

The FRA said the derailment was caused when the engineer used “excessive force” when beginning to move after a full stop, leading to the string-line derailment of seven cars.

Some freight cars landed in the Potomac River and the derailment also damaged a pedestrian bridge.

The pedestrian bridge has been closed since the derailment occurred but is being repaired and officials expects to reopen it this summer.

In an related development, CSX has received a maker’s President Award from Toyota Logistics Services.

The award for given for rail logistics excellence in 2019. A CSX news release described the award as the automaker’s highest supplier honor.

The news release said CSX was recognized for combining excellence in quality, customer service, continuous improvement and on-time performance.

In addition to the President’s Award, CSX received the On Time Performance Award, Environmental Award and Kaizen Award.

CSX handled more than 300,000 vehicles for Toyota in 2019.

Harpers Ferry Foot Bridge to be Repaired by July

June 10, 2020

A footbridge in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that was damaged by a CSX derailment last year should be repaired by July.

Mayor Wayne Bishop told the town council this week that work to repair the bridge is now underway.

There has had been a delay in getting started until the National Park Service issued the necessary permits to CSX.

The bridge is part of the Appalachian Trail and runs through the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Hikers and bikers can cross between Harpers Ferry and the C&O Canal towpath, as well as reach the Maryland Heights trail.

The bridge was damaged last December when seven cars derailed including two that plunged into the Potomac River.

Bridge Damaged by CSX Wreck to be Repaired

May 1, 2020

A footbridge in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that was damaged in the derailment of a CSX train will be repaired starting this month.

The bridge was damaged last December when seven cars of a CSR train derailed on a bridge over the Potomac River.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy said a contractor has been hired to do the repairs to the Goodloe E. Byron Memorial Pedestrian Walkway, which is part of the Appalachian Trail.

The work is set to get underway the week of May 11, said the Canal Towns Partnership, which represents communities along the C&O Canal.

The project is expected to be finished by late July.

NTSB Says Landslide Caused CSX Derailment

March 28, 2020

A landslide has been determined to have caused a February derailment on the CSX Kingsport Subdivision in Kentucky that spilled denatured ethanol.

In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board said it will examine hillside slide detection and weather alerts, and the performance of DOT-111A, DOT-117 and DOT-117R tank cars in this and other accidents.

The agency said its probe will review the positioning of different tank car types in train consists.

The early morning derailment on Feb. 13 left the train’s engineer and conductor with minor injuries.

The train had three locomotives, two buffer cars and 96 loaded tank cars when it derailed in Draffin, Kentucky, along the Russell Fork River.

Two of the four derailed tank cars spilled 38,400 gallons of ethanol. An ensuring fire engulfed the locomotives and second and third tank cars.

All three locomotives and one buffer car also derailed.

The NTSB report noted that the area had received heavy rain and a landslide covered the tracks with debris.

The train crew reported the debris was as high as the nose of the lead locomotive.

The engineer said sight distances were around five car lengths due to rain, fog, curves and darkness.

The train had been traveling about 25 mph, which the NTSB said was within the operational speed of the tracks, which were not equipped with a positive train control system.

The train crew escaped their burning locomotive by jumping into the river. Six to 10 homes in the area were evacuated.