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Date: 02/13/20 05:35
Derailment in Kentucky
Author: chessie2101

Just saw this reported on TV, no photos or video TV.

Highlights from the story:

Kentucky State Police tell WSAZ that it happened at 6:52 a.m. Thursday in the Draffin area, just outside of Elkhorn City.
KSP says U.S. 460 is shut down in both directions as a precaution in case the smoke coming from the fire is toxic.
According to reports from Pike County officials, the train engine is on fire.
According to KSP, water rescue is requested as two people maybe trapped.
The dispatcher said flames are showing and there is concern about possible hazardous material involved in the crash.
Pike County officials are reporting the derailment at Ratliff Bottom in Draffin.

https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Train-derailment-shuts-down-US-460-hazardous-material-possibly-involved-567832701.html

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Jared Hamilton
Scott Depot, WV



Date: 02/13/20 06:20
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: MPCA349

K429-11 loaded ethanol is the train involved.  



Date: 02/13/20 07:25
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: mully

I hope the crew members will be ok.
Where does this train go to?

Gary

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Date: 02/13/20 07:30
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: Asheville_G

Charlotte.

And the crew is safe.



mully Wrote:
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> I hope the crew members will be ok.
> Where does this train go to?
>
> Gary
>
> Posted from iPhone



Date: 02/13/20 07:54
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: toledopatch

Glad to hear the crew is safe.

Washout and rock-fall related derailments are among the scariest because they often involve the head end.



Date: 02/13/20 08:34
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: Dewman45

K429 is a Chicago, IL (CN) to Charlotte, NC

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Date: 02/13/20 10:10
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: VFPNSFAN

There's video on Facebook.  Engines are in the river(windows above water level), diesel fuel burning all around except near cab.  Article says the crew did get out and was being taken to hospital to be checked, but I don't think any serious injuries.  This is a miracle considering what the pics and video look like. 



Date: 02/14/20 07:38
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: bluesboyst

Did this occur on the old Clinchfield RR?



Date: 02/14/20 11:34
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: Juniata

Location was five miles north of Elkhorn City so; it’s former C&O.

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Date: 02/14/20 13:08
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: RodneyZona

The conductor and engineer on thst derailed train are based out of  Russell or Martin and work to Elkhorn City, KY.  Happened on the CSX (former C&O Railway) Big Sandy Sub between Cattleburg, KY and Elkhorn City, KY.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/20 02:40 by RodneyZona.



Date: 02/16/20 05:25
Re: Derailment in Kentucky
Author: bluesboyst

Juniata Wrote:
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> Location was five miles north of Elkhorn City so;
> it’s former C&O.
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> Posted from iPhone

Nice too know its still a through route.. .thanks for the info.



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