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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A train derailment in downtown Albany shut down the railroad tracks behind the Flint Riverquarium.

Seven cars on a 70-car Georgia and Florida Railway train came off the tracks around 4:00 Wednesday morning when the tracks sheared.

The cars were hauling grain to the ethanol plant in Camilla.

"Fortunately we didn't have a spill, and they are going to get four cranes in the here sometime today. And they are going to try to put those seven cars back on good track," said Bruce Maples, Director of Engineering.

The fence along the Riverfront walk next to the tracks had to be removed to allow the heavy equipment to reach the train.

Railroad officials say they should have the derailment cleared soon.

 

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