Train derails at Fort Campbell military base, track repairs could take a few weeks

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — It could be at least two more weeks before tracks are repaired near the U.S. Army’s Fort Campbell military base after a military rail movement derailed on its way to the CSX Transportation interchange near Hopkinsville, Ky., the Fort Campbell Courier reports.

According to the newspaper, a locomotive derailed and damaged a section of track while transporting 46 empty flat cars from government’s Campbell Rail Operations facility to the CSX interchange in nearby Hopkinsville. The derailment occurred on Fort Campbell’s property and caused disruptions to local traffic after crossings were blocked.

Railroad crews with the Logistics Readiness Center were able to use a second locomotive to retrieve the outbound freight cars. R.J. Corman’s derailment services team was dispatched to assist with re-railing the locomotive.

A contract was also awarded to repair track damages and restore rail service, but those track repairs could take at least another two weeks to fix, according to the article.

The government uses the rail spur to receive and ship military movements.

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