Indiana trains crash and derail, caus...

Indiana trains crash and derail, causing fire, evacuation

There are 2 comments on the WTVR Richmond story from Jan 6, 2012, titled Indiana trains crash and derail, causing fire, evacuation. In it, WTVR Richmond reports that:

Three freight trains collided and derailed on Friday afternoon in a rural area of northeastern Indiana, causing a fire, officials said.

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larry Stewart

Port Orchard, WA

#1 Jan 7, 2012
so how Do 3 trains try to share the same peace of land at the Same time
mr Stewart of Tacoma Wa.
CSX Engineer

United States

#2 Jan 8, 2012
The area where this happen is double track.
First train was stopped, the second train was told to pull up behind him. The second train, for whatever reason, was unable to stop and hit the rear car of the first train. When this happened, the cars buckled and spread out over the second track. The third train which was operating on the second track ended up in the middle of the derailment. Not enough facts have been released yet to determine exactly why the second train struck the first train.

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