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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Two Gulf and Ohio railroad cars containing ethanol derailed in North Knoxville Friday morning.

Two ethanol tanker cars left the tracks and fell over on their sides when a train derailed in a Norfolk Southern rail yard in Knoxville, TN on October 12, 2012. Photo credit:

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Norfolk Southern Railway Co. was ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay more than $300,000 to a Chattanooga railroad worker who blew the whistle after a job injury, according to a news release.

The DeButts Yard, the Norfolk Southern railway switching yard in Chattanooga. Photo Credit by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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KNOXVILLE, TN – BNSF employees from the Maintenance-of-Way Division are working on replacing ties mainly in Marion County, Tennessee.

BNSF railroad workers gather in Knoxville, TN on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to replace railroad ties. Photo credit: KNIA/KRLS News

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MEMPHIS, TN – A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Memphis, TN on Sunday, February 5, 2012 tipping over a double stacked shipping container onto the street that runs alongside the tracks.

Crews and heavy equipment work to put rail cars back on the tracks after a Norfolk Southern train derailment in Memphis, TN on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Photo credit:

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MADISON, TN – A man was walking in the middle of the tracks and was struck and killed by a CSX train in Madison, TN on September 26, 2011.

Police in Madison, TN investigate the death of 18 year-old James Grogan, who was struck from behind by an oncoming CSX train on September 26, 2011 while walking in the middle of the tracks. Officials believe he was listening to earphones at the time.

Madison is located in Davidson County, Tennessee in the north-central part of the state. Madison is a neighborhood in northeast Nashville and is about 9 miles northeast of downtown Nashville. ... Read More

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, TN -  A man from the Tiprell community of Claiborne County who was distraught over the loss of his friend, opened fire on two employees of Norfolk Southern Railroad when their train was stopped on the tracks.

Mark Anthony Bruce charged with aggravated assault for shooting at two NS railroad workers.

The incident occurred on Thursday, June 2, when Claiborne 911 received reports of a shooting in the Tiprell community, according to Sheriff David Ray. Officers of the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office along with Detective Bob Morelock arrived shortly after and immediately launched an investigation. ... Read More

COOKEVILLE, TN – On Wednesday, August 18, 2010 just before 9 a.m. a train derailed in Cookeville, TN due to flash flooding in the area. Four rail cars derailed in the incident. The train was operated by the Nashville and Eastern Railroad Corporation.

Train derails in Cookeville, TN due to heavy rains. No injuries or hazardous materials involved.

Cookeville is in Putnam County, Tennessee in the central part of the state about 103 miles northwest of Knoxville and 78 miles east of Nashville. ... Read More

CHATTANOOGA, TN – The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating the May 23 CSX train derailment in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which happened at about 4:30 p.m. near the 3200 block of Broad Street. Officials may also be looking at the steadily rising number of accidents in the area.

Workers inspect overturned rail cars after a CSX train derailed on the tracks that cross Broad St. No injuries were reported in the mishap. Photo credit: Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press

The CSX derailment was at least the third this year in Chattanooga. A fourth derailment happened in 2010 in Rossville, GA and just this last Thursday morning, May 29, 2010 in Apison, Tennessee, also in Hamilton County, a train and car collided at a rail crossing at Sanabel Lane near Apison Pike. ... Read More

CHATTANOOGA, TN – A CSX train derailed in downtown Chattanooga, TN on Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010 at around 4:30 p.m. The derailment involved 28 cars which jumped the tracks near the 3200 block of Broad Street and St. Elmo Ave. near the old Wheland Foundry site.

Twisted pile of rail cars near the 3200 block of Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photo credit: Bruce Garner, Chattanooga Fire Dept.

Chattanooga is located in the southeastern part of the state near its southern border with Alabama and Georgia. It is about 133 miles southeast of Nashville and about 316 miles east of Memphis. ... Read More

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