• Feds link ice to derailment

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

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  by railtrailbiker
 
Federal rail officials agreed yesterday that last month's CSX freight train derailment occurred after quick-freezing water settled across the tracks and forced the rails out of alignment.

"It's an issue that happens from time to time," Steven Kulm, a spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration in Washington, said of freezing near a tunnel. "It's like on a bridge on the highway, where water freezes more quickly. I don't want to make it seem like the railroad was negligent."

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