Train in Pennsylvania derails after only traveling a few miles


DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A train in Pennsylvania going from Scranton to Carbondale only made it a few short miles before derailing Tuesday afternoon. 

The clean up started late Tuesday. Several cars derailed and some rolled over spilling their cargo. Sand and lumber are among the spillage. 

The railroad company is working with Dickson City’s Acting Chief William Bilinsky to determine a cause of the derailment, but initial indications lean towards a rail separation. 

“The ground moves, the rail moves, what’s underneath it? Is there enough support? It could be anything. They’re going to have to determine what caused it,” said Chief Bilinsky. 

A crane arrived on scene at about 5 p.m. on April 9 to lift three of the cars out an embankment.

It could take all week to get the railroad back on the move. 

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