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October 6, 2021: Police Seeking Public Help in Old Forge, NY Derailment

An investigation into the Old Forge, NY derailment has determined the cause to be sabotage. Webb police department, in cooperation with DOT Investigations Bureau and Adirondack Railroad officials, investigated the derailment and determined there was no mechanical or human error. The derailment was caused because someone forcefully removing padlocks on the railroad switch and purposely manipulating the switch.
Webb Police Chief Johnston is asking local residents to call the police department or the DOT Investigations Bureau if they have seen anything suspicious in the last two weeks or if they have any direct knowledge of the sabotage.

Police seeking public’s help in train derailment case near Old Forge

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