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COURTLAND, VA – Two railroad workers were injured on September 19, in a fiery CSX train derailment in Courtland, VA. after 9 rail cars and 2 locomotives from a 41 car CSX train jumped the tracks. Diesel fuel from a punctured tank created a large fuel spill which ignited and burst into flames. An engineer & a conductor in one of the locomotives became trapped in a tangle of rail cars and had to be rescued by emergency crews at the scene.

Two railroad workers were injured in a fiery CSX train derailment in Courtland, VA on September 19, 2013.

Two railroad workers were injured in a fiery CSX train derailment in Courtland, VA Sept. 19, 2013.

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ST. CHARLES, Va. — A tragic accident took place on Sunday, Dec. 9, in St. Charles, Virginia when a CSX rail car carrying coal derailed resulting in the death of a Kentucky man and causing serious injuries to his passenger, also from Kentucky.

One man was killed and another seriously injured after a CSX train derailment in St. Charles, VA on December 9, 2012. Photo credit Matthew Siddons /

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NORFOLK, Va. — An injured railroad worker, who claimed that Norfolk Southern Railroad retaliated against him after he reported being injured on the job in Savannah, Ga., has been awarded more than $288,000 in an OSHA order against Norfolk Southern Corp.

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ROANOKE, Va. — Three Norfolk Southern trains derailed on Monday morning, September 10, in Roanoke, Va. spilling about 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel.

Three Norfolk Southern locomotives derailed in a rail yard in Roanoke, VA on September 10, 2012 spilling about 1500 gallons of diesel fuel. Photo credit: WDBJ

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ROANOKE, VA – Three railroad workers were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with injuries on Sunday, February 20, after sulfur spilled from a Norfolk Southern train near 24th Street and Shaffers Crossing.

Emergency crews respond to molten sulfur spill from a Norfolk Southern train in Roanoke, VA. Photo credit: Stephanie Klein-Davis / The Roanoke Times

The molten sulfur spill from the Norfolk Southern train caused Roanoke emergency crews to close portions of 24th Street Northwest near the Family Dollar store for about four hours Sunday, Fire Chief David Hoback said. ... Read More

PEMBROKE, WV – A Norfolk Southern train carrying coal derailed in Pembroke, VA on Tuesday, about 9:30 p.m. The derailment occurred at a railroad crossing near the intersection of River Road and Snidow Street.

Overturned coal car at the railway crossing near River Road and Snidow Street in Pembroke, VA. Photo credit: Justin Cook, The Roanoke Times

Pembroke is in Giles County, Virginia in the northwestern part of the state about 60 miles west of Roanoke, about 220 miles west of Richmond, about 114 miles west of Lynchburg and about 167 miles southwest of Charlottesville. ... Read More

STAFFORD COUNTY, VA – Three CSX railroad cars carrying coal derailed Tuesday afternoon, June 6, on an industrial section of track in Stafford County’s Ferry Farm area.

Stafford County Fire & Rescue, Sheriff's deputies and State Police respond to a derailed CSX train east of Fredericksburg on Route 3 in Stafford, VA on July 6, 2010. Three railcars spilled coal but did not block the roadway and no injuries were reported. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star)

A CSX coal train derailed east of Fredericksburg on Route 3 in Stafford, VA on July 6, 2010, spilling coal. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star)

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DOSWELL, VA – A CSX employee was killed after being struck by a train in Doswell, Virginia on Thursday, June 10, 2010. The victim has been identified as Marshall W. Conner, 54 years old, from Spring Grove, VA. The accident happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. while Connor was working in a rail yard alongside the tracks.

CSX railroad employee killed when he was hit by a train in Doswell, Virginia on June 10, 2010.

Doswell is located in Hanover County, Virginia in the central part of the state about 27 miles north of Richmond, about 126 miles northwest of Virginia Beach, about 11 miles northwest of Norfolk, about 124 miles northwest of Chesapeake, about 99 miles northwest of Newport News, about 96 miles northwest of Hampton, about 184 miles northeast of Roanoke, about 35 miles south of Fredericksburg, about 78 miles southeast of Charlottesville and about 134 miles northeast of Lynchburg. ... Read More

GLADSTONE, VA – A CSX train carrying coal derailed around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010 in Gladstone, Virginia just south of Norwood. Norwood is located in the central part of the state about 180 miles northwest of Norfolk, about 85 miles west of Richmond, and about 34 miles northeast of Lynchburg.

A CSX train carrying coal derailed just after midnight Thursday morning along Norwood Road in Nelson County, Virginia. Photo credit: Lee Luther Jr.

In the incident, 22 cars that were carrying coal overturned when a train belonging to CSX jumped the tracks and overturned. The mishap occurred south of Variety Mills Road along a section of track that runs alongside Norwood Road. Coal spilled within 500 feet of a tributary of the James River and, according to officials, the coal spill did contaminate the waterway.  ... Read More

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