CSX train derails in Jessup, blocking Camden MARC line

April 21, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Four CSX train cars carrying new automobiles derailed yesterday afternoon in Jessup, blocking passengers on the Camden MARC train commuter line during rush hour, a railroad spokeswoman said.

Buses picked up passengers at the Dorsey or Savage Maryland Rail Commuter stations and drove them to their destinations north or south of Jessup, said a spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration.

Misty Skipper of CSX said that an engine was pulling 67 cars into the CSX Jessup Yard when the derailment occurred about 3 p.m.

Two of the derailed cars went over an embankment. The other two blocked the Camden line. Skipper said that no rail cars were carrying hazardous materials. No injuries were reported.

Equipment was dispatched to put the rail cars back on the tracks, and the tracks were to be inspected before being reopened, possibly by this morning.

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