Sunday, June 26, 2011

Second Amherst MA NECR Derailment in a Month

(Rebecca Everett 5/26/11)  AMHERST - A freight train derailed near the Station Road crossing just after 3 p.m. Saturday. There were no injuries and no hazardous spills from the derailment, which is the second in the last month to occur in South Amherst.

Amherst Police Lt. William Menard said that police officers and firefighters responded to a stretch of train track about 400 to 500 feet north of the Station Road crossing when the derailment was reported. They found that seven freight cars carrying lumber and crushed granite had gone of the tracks while traveling southbound.

Menard said that he did not see any of cargo spilled, and that Station Road remained open........


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