NS quickly clears Knoxville derailment

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Norfolk Southern crews worked quickly to clear a Saturday evening derailment that sliced into two nearby trackside buildings and dumped as many as 20 freight cars.

ABC News reports that a 68-car train powered by three locomotives derailed 19 intermodal cars and one autorack car about 10 p.m. on Oct. 21. Officials say there were no injuries reported from the wreck.

The Knoxville News Sentinel, meanwhile, reports that the cars are cleared off of the track and that operations over the former Southern Railway line are expected to resume this morning, albeit at restricted speed. The line's end points are in downtown Knoxville and northwest of the city in Clinton, Tenn.

Norfolk Southern did not immediately respond to requests from Trains News Wire for additional details on the train and circumstances of the derailment.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.

See the original article online.

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