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Norfolk Southern Freight Train Derailed in North Carolina


"One of our trains traveling through Lexington derailed this morning. Of the train's 132 cars, 1 [set of wheels] has derailed," a Norfolk Southern spokesperson said in a statement to Fox Digital.

Citing the Norfolk Southern Police Department, WITN reported the derailment occurred between the 319.6 and 320.9 mileposts.

The Amtrak Alerts Twitter account noted that another train, Piedmont Train 75, "stopped in Greensboro (GRO) due to a disabled freight train blocking the tracks ahead."

An Amtrak representative said that train 75 arrived at its destination in Charlotte, NC, at 3:40 p.m., running two and a half hours behind schedule and that a second train had been delayed as well, per WITN.

Amtrak Alerts later indicated Piedmont Train 76 was "operating approx. 2hrs and 10mis late, due to freight train interference."

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