Two tanker cars are still burning from a derailment that occurred on Friday just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The derailment occurred as the
train was crossing over Beaver Creek in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. Shelters have been set up in the area to help people that were displaced by the
mishap. People evacuated after the crash were sent back to their homes only for a short time to pick up clothes, medicine, and other essentials.
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. -- After a massive train derailment left burning cars dangling over a river and forced hundreds of evacuations, local emergency
officials said the possibility of another explosion still exists and decided to issue a state of emergency. As of noon on Sunday, two rail cars were
Crews have removed several of the cars from the wreck, but will continue working to remove the remaining cars form Beaver Creek and extinguish the
final two cars.
A Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks on a bridge in New Brighton at about 10:40 p.m. Friday, sending 23 cars over a bridge, according to the
Beaver County Emergency Management Agency.
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The train involved was the eastbound 68Q which was bound for New Jersey from Chicago, Illinois. According to www.nscorp.com - the derailment has
affected the Fort Wayne line, ex - New York Central 'Big Four' mainline, between the cities of Pittsburgh and Altoona, Pennsylvania. This derailment
itself destroyed the double track mainline and part of the bridge over Beaver Creek that the accident occurred on. this derailment has also put a
twenty four to seventy two hour delay on Amtrak's 'Capitol Limited' which also uses the line through Pittsburgh.
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking at the possibility of a broken rail that caused the mishap at 10:40 P.M. on Friday nite. This is
not the first accident in the past two years that has involved a type of chemical. Just last year a northbound Norfolk Southern freight train carrying
chlorine gas derailed after a switch had been left opened to a manufacturing facility in Graniteville, South Carolina back in January of 2005.
I myself know what it's like to see deadly chemicals go by on a train every day. I live not two hundred yards from CSX's ex - C&O Chicago to Hampton
Roads double tracked mainline. Once you have lived by the tracks for a while, you do actually get used to what goes by on a daily basis. It still
scares me to think what can happen if a derailment like what occurred up in New Brighton, Pennsylvania were to happen here in Marmet, West
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