Posts Tagged ‘North Lawrence Ohio’

No Injuries in NS Derailment in North Lawrence

August 16, 2022

No injuries were reported when a Norfolk Southern train derailed Monday morning in North Lawrence on the Fort Wayne Line.

The derailment occurred after a truck hauling a crane struck the train at a grade crossing in the 3700 block of Manchester Avenue NW.

Authorities said 19 cars derailed, including two that landed in Newman Creek.

Although a Stark County hazardous materials team was called to the scene, no hazardous materials leaked from any of the derailed cars. NS said the cars that derailed were empty

Several roads in the vicinity of the derailment were closed but were expected to be reopened by Tuesday morning.

The derailment occurred about 7:45 a.m. on Monday. One news report quoted fire department officials as saying the truck may have been traveling too fast down a hill leading to the crossing.

Following the derailment, Ohio Route 93 was closed between Orrville Street NW and Youth Street NW to allow heavy machinery to reach the site and remove the wreckage.

Heather Snyder, 51, of North Lawrence, told The Repository of Canton that she heard the crash from her home in the 4500 block of Clermont Street NW.

“I was getting ready for work and I heard the loudest noise I’ve ever heard,” she said. “My son and I went to take pictures.There’s tankers in Newman Creek,” Snyder said in reference to tank cars in the train’s consist.

An online report said the train was the 171, which originates in Conway Yard near Pittsburgh and operates via Columbus and Cincinnati to Chattanooga, Tennessee (DeButts Yard). The truck was reported to have been traveling southward when it struck the train.

A Trio on the NS Fort Wayne Line

July 28, 2022

Here is a trio of images made on from June 27, 2022, on the Fort Wayne Line of Norfolk Southern. No. 5321 is eastbound in Orrville with train C03. No. 6345 is eastbound in North Lawrence with train C67. NS 6308 is on the west end of NS 6345’s eastbound train. These trains are all locals.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Quite a Motive Power Lash-up There

September 13, 2020

Conrail SD50 No. 6719 leads an eastbound in North Lawrence, Ohio, in late 1987. If you’re not sure where that is, don’t feel bad as we didn’t either. A google check shows its located on the Fort Wayne Line between Massillon and Orrville but is closer to the former.

That is quite a motive power lineup behind No. 6719 with what appear to be Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific units in the consist.

Photograph by Robert Farkas