Lynchburg Crude Oil Train Derailment

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Lynchburg, VA 24504

On 4/30/13, at approximately 2:30 pm, a CSX freight train derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. Sixteen cars derailed, three of which derailed onto the banks of the James River. The derailment caused a large fire

All 16 cars were transporting Bakken crude oil. Of the three cars which derailed, One completely lost its contents, which then caught fire. The amount of oil in this car is estimated at 29,600 gallons.

NTSB performed an on scene investigation.

Sheen reports should be reported to 1-877-TELLCSX for follow up

The photo above was obtained from local media who posted it from the City of Lynchburg

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