07/06/10 169 W, 1 I - + 3 - 10 Going Off The Rails

Legeros (below) and Lee have posted pics of Sunday's derailment near the Fairview Road crossing, off Capital Boulevard. Happened about 3:40 p.m. at Norfolk Southern's Glenwood Yards. The slow-moving freight had just arrived from the Linwood Yard in Davidson County. Two locomotives with 108 pieces of rolling stock. Cause not known. Also resulted in closure of the Jones Street crossing, downtown.

The seven cars stayed upright, though with damage both to them and the tracks. The lone tank car was carrying ethanol, and remained intact. The contents were subsequently off-loaded onto trucks, as the loaded railroad car was too heavy for their heavy equipment. Repairs began immediately on the tracks, and was still underway yesterday. 

As for the fire response, Engine 1, Engine 13, Ladder 4, Rescue 2, and Battalion 2 were dispatched. Engine 1 was first on scene, and quickly determined there were no injuries, fire, or haz-mats. The EMS response was cancelled. Most of the fire units were soon released as well. See photos from Legeros and Lee.

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