Freight train derails in Atlanta

A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in Atlanta Monday morning.

ATLANTA - A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in Atlanta Monday morning.

The derailment happened at the Inman rail yard in the area of Marietta Blvd. & West Marietta St. around 9:30 a.m. The train, which consisted of three locomotives and 199 rail cars, was en route to Birmingham, Ala. 

According to Norfolk Southern, 25 rail cars were derailed. Most of the cars were upright on the rails, while six were on their sides.

None of the cars were carrying hazardous materials, the company said.

No roads were locked and no homes or businesses were impacted, the company said. 

Photos | Freight train derailment 

© 2017 WXIA-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment