Train in the River


Originally uploaded by MissChatter.

Many thanks to local blogger Miss Chatter who sent these photos of yesterday’s train derailment on the rail bridge near Penn Ave in Southeast DC yesterday. There are several other amazing shots from the scene, and of the local emergency response units who came to investigate and begin to solve the problem. No word yet on a cause, who was driving, or the health of the bridge.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mike Licht (unregistered) on November 10th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    The Examiner, quoting a CSX spokesman, says the brakes were set wrong and the coal train simply rolled out of the rail yard onto a bridge span closed for track repair. The other span is okay, and trains are running on it again (at 10 mph, I imagine).

    CSX expects cranes to start fishing its coal cars out of the river on Monday.

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