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Locomotives Go off Tracks, Spills 1,500 Gallons of Oil in Roanoke

Courtesy WDBJ.

Courtesy WDBJ.

September 10, 2012

Norfolk Southern Corp. is cleaning up a 1,500-gallon diesel spill after a locomotive derailed in Roanoke.

Spokesman Robin Chapman says the locomotive was one of three that went off the tracks about 4 a.m. Monday. One tipped, spilling the fuel.

Chapman said there were no injuries as a result of the derailment. The locomotives were not hauling any rail cars when the derailment occurred.

Chapman said Norfolk Southern is investigating the cause of the derailment. Rail company crews are cleaning up the spill and removing any contaminated soil.


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