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Train derails in central Ohio; speed not a factor

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - A railroad official says a train was traveling below the speed limit when part of it derailed in central Ohio.

Norfolk Southern Corp. officials say 11 cars jumped the tracks shortly before midnight Monday in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAWTH'-ee), about 45 minutes south of Columbus. No injuries were reported.

Norfolk Southern division supervisor Gary Shepard tells the Chillicothe Gazette ( http://ohne.ws/19nKpCs) speed wasn't a factor in the derailment. He says other possible causes or factors under consideration include a wheel that will be sent away for testing.

Crews worked Tuesday to get the cars back on the rails. They expected to have the track fixed by early Thursday.

The southbound train was carrying coal. No other trains were delayed by the derailment.

Norfolk Southern Corp. provides transportation to every major Eastern seaport. It's based in Norfolk, Va.

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Information from: Chillicothe Gazette, http://www.chillicothegazette.com


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