Train Derailment in Goshen


A case of deja vu in Goshen today, as two freight trains collide on a stretch of track familiar to rescue workers.

Two Norfolk-Southern trains, headed in opposite directions, collided just after 12:30 near the Indiana avenue crossing.

Railroad officials say one crew member suffered minor injures in the collision.

Twelve freight cars came off the tracks and two locomotives were torn apart by the thundering impact.

"Heard a loud noise and knew it had to have been a train, it's happened so many times," says Nicole Trammell who heard the crash.

"This is the second train derailment at this crossing in the city of Goshen. Neither derailment had any hazardous materials involved. We're lucky, very fortunate,” says Asst. Chief Jim Ramer of the Goshen Fire Department.

The wreck caused diesel fuel to spill from the locomotives.

Some of that leaked into a sewer line and then into the nearby waste water treatment plant but no problems were reported from there.

Clean-up crews are working tonight to re-open the stretch of affected track and roadway.


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