Train car derails at Clifton

CLIFTON — A CSX freight train car derailed Wednesday afternoon in Clifton, stopping the train for nearly four hours while crews returned it to the rails.

In a statement released by CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle, he said one end of a rail car derailed at around 5:15 p.m. near the Spilman Road grade crossing near Clifton. The car was loaded with plastic flakes.

The car remained upright following the derailment, and there were no leaks, spills, or injuries, Doolittle said. He added there was also no damage done to the wheels or track.

CSX crews placed the car back on the rails and normal train operations resumed around 11 p.m. Doolittle said the train carrying the rail car was headed from Russell, Ky. to Parkersburg.

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By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at