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Norfolk Southern Train Derails In Alabama, Temporarily Traps Crew Inside

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2023
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A train belonging to Norfolk Southern derailed Saturday night as it passed through the rural Alabama town of Jasper, ABC 33/40 reported.

Eleven cars, along with the lead locomotive of the train, exited the track. Diesel fuel and engine oil from the train also leaked as a result of the derailment, according to a Norfolk Southern statement obtained by ABC 33/40.

A Jasper Police Department Facebook post Sunday noted the company stated, “The train crew was briefly trapped in the engine room because the engine tilted over.”

The crew members did not suffer serious...

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