Freight Train Derailment

(CSX vice president Quintin Kendall testifies at a City Council hearing on the January 20th derailment.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

After Derailment, Railroad Official Defends Phila. Bridge Maintenance

CSX officials today told a City Council committee that despite a January freight train derailment on a bridge over the Schuylkill River, the aging bridge itself is safe.


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Train Derailment Temporarily Shuts Down Stretch Of Schuylkill Expressway

Seven cars on a CSX freight train from Chicago to Philadelphia derailed early Monday morning in the area of the South Street Bridge, prompting a shutdown of a stretch of the Schuylkill Expressway.


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Officials Investigate Freight Train Derailment In Delaware

Officials in Delaware are investigating what caused a freight train carrying stones to derail in Sussex County Sunday morning.


(Conrail train engineer Mark Mather describes the moment when he realized that cars of his freight train were falling off the bridge into the Mantua Creek and spilling chemicals.  Image from NTSB feed)

Freight Train Crew Describes Leadup and Sudden Derailment in Paulsboro, NJ

Conrail employees told the NTSB they did everything by the book that day. A vinyl chloride leak forced evacuation of half the town.


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Final Car Removed After Train Derailment In Paulsboro

Officials announced Sunday that the final car containing vinyl chloride has been successfully removed from scene of a train derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey.


Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Significant Progress Being Made In Freight Train Derailment Cleanup

Two weeks after the Conrail freight train accident and chemical spill in Paulsboro the Coast Guard reports significant progress in cleaning things up.


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NTSB Finishes On-Site Investigation In Paulsboro, New Jersey

Federal investigators have completed the on-site portion of their inquiry into a New Jersey train derailment that released a hazardous chemical, forcing evacuations that remain in place.


Coast Guard officials update the media on evacuations in Paulsboro. (credit: CBS 3)

Paulsboro Evacuations Extended After Train Derailment; School District Closed Monday

More than 100 southern New Jersey residents will be kept out of their homes for several more days as crews work to clear a hazardous gas that spewed from a ruptured freight train car.


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Signal Problems Preceded Gloucester County Train Derailment

A signal may have malfunctioned on a southern New Jersey bridge where a train derailed, causing a hazardous chemical to spew into the air and leading to health problems, an evacuation, tricky cleanup decisions and broader questions about the condition of railway infrastructure.


Emergency crews responded to the scene of a freight train that derailed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and resulted in a chemical spill Friday, Nov. 30. (see full story) (Credit: CBS 3)

NTSB Launches Investigation Into Freight Train Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into a bridge collapse that caused a huge freight train to derail Friday morning.


Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Investigation Underway In Freight Train Derailment

The investigation is underway into a freight train derailment and chemical leak Friday in Paulsboro that sent dozens to the hospital.


Emergency crews responded to the scene of a freight train that derailed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and resulted in a chemical spill Friday, Nov. 30. (see full story) (Credit: CBS 3)

Critics: Rail Bridge Inspections Hidden From View

A division of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration, usually just oversees how companies do rail bridge inspections.


Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Freight Train Derails, Spills Chemicals In Paulsboro, NJ

The derailed cars were carrying a chemical called vinyl chloride, which spilled into Mantua Creek.