16 train cars derailed in Richmond

  • Source: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth
  • Published: 06/09/2021 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Richmond fire crews responded to Tredegar Street after a train derailed Tuesday, causing 16 cars of the freight train to go off the track. No injuries were reported and fire crews did not find any hazards, according to a tweet from the Richmond Fire Department. First responders were called to the scene around 7 p.m. The train is a CSX freight train. According to CSX, the train was heading to Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Of the derailed cars, 12 were carrying paperboard, two contained rock and the three tank cars were empty. In total, the train had 121 loaded and 39 empty cars. A statement from CSX read, “We appreciate the swift response of Richmond Fire Department. CSX crews are on site to assess the situation and begin recovery efforts. The safety of our employees and the community are our top priority as we work to restore the area.”


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