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Norfolk Southern Train Derails in Alabama Just Before CEO Testifies

Hours before Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw appeared before Congress on Thursday, another of the rail operator’s trains derailed in Alabama.

Around 37 train cars came off the tracks in Calhoun County, according to the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency.

“There are no injuries and no reports of leaks of hazmat also, we have no road blockages,” it said in a Facebook post.

Norfolk Southern told FOX Business in an emailed statement that the incident occurred in Piedmont.

The incident happened at approximately 6:45 a.m. in the White Plains area, where it is reportedly raining.

Norfolk Southern responded and was working with the agency.

“The train originated in Atlanta, Georgia, and it was traveling westbound to Meridian, Mississippi,” Norfolk Southern said.

In a press conference, Norfolk Southern senior communications Manager Connor Spielmaker told reporters that two of the cars were residue hazardous material cars, meaning they had previously carried a hazardous material as described by the Department of Transportation.

“As a federal common carrier, we’re required to carry these things that help move America’s economy,” he said. “Of course, doing it safely is our number one priority.”

Spielmaker said Northern Southern would make sure it learns from recent incidents and that questions about the cause of the derailment would have to go to the National Transportation Safety Board, which had also responded.

READ 11 COMMENTS
  • Nana says:

    too many to NOT be sabotage

  • Beverly Harrison says:

    I come from a railroad family! My Dad was a Conductor on Union Pacific until he retired 1961 and my husband was an engineer on UP until he retired, so I am familiar with railroading! From the
    pictures I have seen the derailments, I see worn out cross ties on both of the first two

  • Dicksen says:

    Perhaps you need to stop the billions that’s going to Ukraine and start to repair these old rail linesthroughout the country

  • The Redhawk says:

    Another feather up gay Peter principle ipot joke Pete to discuss as the inept he is

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