December 18, 2020: Rockslide Causes Derailment in Kentucky

Early Thursday morning a massive rockslide caused a CSX freight train to derail in Harlan County, Kentucky. Two locomotives and eight loaded coal cars derailed. There were no injuries reported and no hazardous materials were involved in the incident.
CSX issued the following statement following the derailment. “At approximately 2:09 a.m. this morning, a CSX train derailed 2 locomotives and 8 loaded coal cars due to a rockslide in Wallins Creek, KY. There are no injuries to the crew, no apparent leaks or impacts to waterways. CSX is working closely with first responders and the Kentucky Department of Highways to assess the situation. The safety of the community and everyone on site is our top priority as we develop a recovery plan.”

Rockslide causes train derailment in Harlan County, Kentucky