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Date: 03/13/23 22:39
Virginia Fines NS $27K for Dumping 1300 Tons of Coal
Author: pt199




Date: 03/14/23 07:09
Re: Virginia Fines NS $27K for Dumping 1300 Tons of Coal
Author: joemvcnj

$27K to NS is an overdue library book fine. 



Date: 03/14/23 07:53
Re: Virginia Fines NS $27K for Dumping 1300 Tons of Coal
Author: Lackawanna484

Send in the lawyers to negotiate, delay, appeal, and settle for an apology.



Date: 03/14/23 09:44
Re: Virginia Fines NS $27K for Dumping 1300 Tons of Coal
Author: Darthsimpletext

Can they fine NS for derailing a coal train on the northeast corridor? It was somewhere in maryland on a saturday, amtrak was put out of service that day

train symbol was likely 590 or 592

nick



Date: 03/14/23 13:14
Re: Virginia Fines NS $27K for Dumping 1300 Tons of Coal
Author: Jimbo

Darthsimpletext Wrote:
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> Can they fine NS for derailing a coal train on the
> northeast corridor? It was somewhere in Maryland
> on a Saturday, Amtrak was put out of service that
> day
>
> train symbol was likely 590 or 592
>
> nick

The Virginia wreck was west of Roanoke, on the former Virginian.  The train derailed just before a bridge over the Roanoke River, taking the bridge out and dumping lots of cars and coal in the river, which is a water supply for Salem (Roanoke gets its water both above the wreck site and from other sources).  The bridge was rebuilt quickly.  This was before NS and the state of Virginia signed the agreement to sell the line to the state.  Never did hear what the cause was.

I don't believe the Maryland derailment dumped coal into a water source, so maybe no fine.



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