Train Derails In Dale County

Train officials are working hard to get a railroad track repaired after a train derailment.

It happened yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon around 1 o’clock when a freight train bound for Enterprise jumped the tracks.

The accident occurred in Dale County just outside of Daleville near Bruer Road.

News 4’s Wayne May reports the train was not hauling any hazardous materials and no one was injured.

The Gulf and Ohio Freight Train was hauling a load of soybean meal and corn from Newton to Enterprise, when two locomotives and four cars left the tracks. Noah Suiter was working in his yard just off the railroad right of way. He not only heard the rash, he felt it.

A section of track was torn up but railroad officials say damage to the cars was minimal and they already think they know what caused the mishap.

Ironically, a track maintenance program to replace worn out cross ties was already underway but workers had not yet reached this point.

Gulf & Ohio officials say another train jumped the tracks in virtually the same location nearly ten years ago. That happened on July 4th of 1995.


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