February 22, 2021: Freight Train Derailment in PA Disrupts Amtrak Service

A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in Perry County on Monday evening. A total of 15 intermodal cargo container cars derailed. There were no injuries reported and no hazardous materials were involved in the derailment.
Amtrak stated “Due to a freight train derailment west of Harrisburg (HAR), trains traveling in the area should expect delays. Pennsylvanian Trains 42 and 43 that were scheduled to depart on 2/23 are canceled with no alternate transportation.”
A spokesperson for Norfolk Southern stated “The cause of the derailment is under investigation. Personnel from Norfolk Southern and other contractors arrived on scene last night and continue to work to clear the derailed cars and repair track damage. Train traffic is not expected to resume until later this evening at the earliest….Customers should expect transit and availability delays of at least 24 hours on shipments moving to and from Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis.”

Train derailment in Perry County impacting train traffic

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