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Train derails in South Georgia

September 15, 2003

Whigham - Crews are still cleaning up a huge mess from a weekend train derailment in South Georgia. A CSX train was traveling from Montgomery to Thomasville Saturday afternoon when 14 cars derailed near Whigham.

Five cars that usually carry hazardous material were empty, and the nine other cars were carrying non-hazardous material. Wood chips spilled from this car.

The rail reopened late Saturday night, but crews continued to clean up the mess Monday. No one was injured. CSX is investigating to determine the cause.

Posted at 5:00PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

 

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