No one was injured when locomotives overturned after hitting a landslide in Pittsburgh
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PITTSBURGH – Norfolk Southern’s Southern Railway heritage unit, ES44AC # 8099, was among two damaged locomotives when a train struck a landslide and derailed early Sunday in Pittsburgh’s Baldwin neighborhood.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the derailment occurred around 4 a.m. along the Monongahela River parallel to State Route 837, with the two locomotives overturning and the derailment of five cars of the intermodal train. The Southern Heritage Unit led the way. No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were involved.
Nova Scotia spokesman Connor Spielmaker told the newspaper the 100-car tran was en route from Chicago to New Jersey. The condition of the locomotive has not yet been determined.
The landslide occurred after the area was affected by rain and high winds, with up to half an inch of rain reported in some areas.