Train with 10 cars derails in remote area south of Thurmond in Fayette County
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
Crews will work overnight to clean up a trail derailment caused by the weather in Fayette County Monday morning.
National Park Service rangers said a one-engine CSX train with ten empty cars derailed about 9:25 a.m. in the McKendree area, near the New River Gorge National River.
Two conductors who were inside the locomotive engine that went off the tracks were not injured and climbed out to safety.
Rangers said no diesel fuel was spilled during the incident, but crews will work through the night to remove 5,000 gallons of fuel from the engine. They will then use a crane to move the cars out of the area.
A CSX Hazmat team and workers with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection are accessing the damage in the area.
The train was traveling from Clifton Forge, Va. to Peach Creek, W.Va. to pick up coal.
CSX expects the railroad to reopen Tuesday morning.