Train Carrying Petroleum Derails Over Pa. River

Twelve of the train's 88 cars went off the tracks.

A train derailed over the weekend, leaving multiple cars dangling in mid-air over a suburban Pennsylvania river and scaring passersby. 

Some 12 cars of the CSX train bound for McKeesport derailed around 11 p.m. Saturday, a company spokesman told The Associated Press. The cars were dangling off a bridge over the Youghiogheny River.

The 88-car train was carrying light petroleum. There is no evidence that the petroleum leaked into the river, the company said.

The McKeesport Marina was evacuated as a precautionary measure, the AP said.

There is significant damage to the tracks.

Mimi June 21, 2014 at 06:26 PM
Seriously scary, hope this gets looked into carefully


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