Train Derailment Near Scottsville Spills More Than a Thousand Tons of Coal

By: News Email
By: News Email
More Video...

July 18, 2013

A train derailment spilled over one thousand tons of coal near Scottsville on Thursday afternoon.

No one was injured during the derailment, but 29 of the 150 cars making up the train went off the tracks. It happened around 4 p.m. near Warren Ferry Road in southern Albemarle County.

Warren Ferry Road was shut down near the area that intersects with the train tracks.

"I came down to check on some cows I got in the field and they wouldn't let me down to where the field was at. I walked around the field to check the cows and saw a big mess. Its overwhelming," said Albemarle County resident Paul Bryant. "Railroad cars turned over, track's tore all to pieces, tires just completely destroyed."

The train is run by CSX and was traveling from Peach Creek, West Virginia to Newport News. There has been no word on what caused the derailment or how long it will take to clean up.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 216097811 - newsplex.com/a?a=216097811