A Norfolk Southern train carrying new vehicles derailed on Monday in Huntington, Missouri, causing NS to stop train traffic there for over a day.
The derailment involved an eastbound NS (NYSE: NSC) train. At just before 1:30 p.m. local time, 48 railcars derailed. No injuries were reported. NS closed that stretch of track to train trafic but reopened it early Wednesday morning after personnel and contractors made repairs to the track and cleared cars, according to NS. The cause is still under investigation.
(Photo: Missouri State Highway Patrol)
The train was carrying new vehicles, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Twitter feed. Those new vehicles reportedly included Ford F-150 trucks, according to various media reports.
A Ford spokesperson said the company is looking into the incident but declined to provide details.
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