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SHEFFIELD VILLAGE, OH – A Norfolk Southern train crash derailed twenty-six cars  Tuesday morning, November 16, at approximately 7:05 a.m. near the railroad yard between Harris and Abbe roads. The Sheffield Village Fire Department is monitoring cleanup efforts at the scene. Norfolk Southern officials indicated crews would be working for 12 to 18 hours to clean up the scene of the crash.

An inspector surveys the remains of 26 Norfolk Southern rail cars that derailed Tuesday morning, November 16, blocking tracks in Sheffield. PHOTO CREDIT: Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer.

The derailment was confirmed by SVFD Chief Jeffrey Young in a news released faxed to Fox 8 News. Sheffield firefighters responded to the scene shortly after 7 a.m. The area where the wreck occurred is used for storage of new vehicles by the sprawling Ford Motor Co. plant located just east of the derailment site off Abbe Road. ... Read More

SOUTH BOSTON, VA – A Norfolk Southern train derailed Wednesday afternoon, October 6, in the South Boston railroad yard, according to Norfolk Southern officials. Three locomotives were returning to the South Boston yard from the Mayo Power Plant at 5:30 p.m. when one derailed in the yard.

Norfolk Southern train derails in South Boston. Photo Credit: THE GAZETTE-VIRGINIAN

Robin Chapman, a Norfolk Southern spokesman, said that “some fuel spilled, but an environmental contractor was called in to clean it up”. “The cause of the derailment is under investigation by the Norfolk Southern Operations Department,” Chapman said.

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WATERLOO, IN – On Friday evening, March 26, 2010, a train on the way to Michigan derailed in Waterloo, Indiana and spilled 5500 tons of coal. Waterloo is located in the north eastern part of the state about 152 miles north east of Indianapolis and about 25 miles north of Fort Wayne.

View of Friday's train derailment in Waterloo, IN from the intersection of Center St and Van Vleek. Photo credit: Freda Dickey

Thirty eight Norfolk Southern cars derailed in the mishap. According to a company spokesman, the train was headed from Chicago, IL to Monroe, MI. Although there is no official word on the cause of the accident, the Waterloo town board president said that the cause may have been due to a broken axle on one of the train cars. A spokesperson from Norfolk-Southern could not confirm this, however. ... Read More

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