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1 Hurt When NS Trains Collide near Cincinnati

October 8, 2019

One crew member was injured after two Norfolk Southern trains collided early Tuesday morning near Cincinnati.

The collision occurred about 1:30 a.m. and involved intermodal train 25A hitting the rear of manifest freight No. 143 on the NS New Castle District.

The injured crew member was aboard train 25A and was taken by ambulance to a hospital for examination.

The 25A originated in Chicago and was en route to Danville, Kentucky.

Three cars on the 143 derailed including two loads of butane and one load of pulpwood.

An NS spokesman said the crash occurred near milepost CF27 in Fairfield, Ohio.

The 143, which was en route from Elkhart, Indiana, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, reported having an emergency brake application.

The NS spokesman said there were no leaks or fire in the aftermath of the collision but a hazardous materials team was called to the scene and some local residents were evacuated as a precaution.

The hazmat team was to supervise recovery the loads affected by the derailment.

Schools in Fairfield opened two hours late because the derailment blocked North Gilmore Road.

The New Castle District extends from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Evendale, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb.

The New Castle District is a combination of former Nickel Plate Road and Pennsylvania Railroad heritage routes.

At Evendale, NS trains join the Dayton District but between Butler Street in Hamilton, Ohio, and Cincinnati NS and CSX have a directional running agreement.

Southbound trains generally use NS tracks and northbounds run on CSX, which is the former Baltimore & Ohio route between Cincinnati and Toledo.

Until the collision wreckage is cleared and the tracks repaired, trains are using CSX tracks between Hamilton and Cincinnati.

Amtrak’s Cardinal also operates between Hamilton and Cincinnati three days a week.