Investigators Say Broken Rail Caused Pennsylvania Derailment Over Summer

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Investigators say a broken rail caused a freight train derailment in Pittsburgh over the summer that disrupted service for weeks.

Norfolk Southern issued the findings Wednesday in a report to the Federal Railroad Administration.
The report stated that on August 5, the railway damaged about $ 853,000 to damage the railway and equipment.

Norfolk Southern said the company did not know how the rail damage occurred.

A railroad agency spokesman said the organization is still investigating.

The seven trolleys loaded with household equipment and supplies climbed from the station on the derailment station to the station rail.

The falling wreck has only missed the light rail station, and the Port Authority has invested in an investment that quickly directs a worker to evacuate several people.

The Port Authority took weeks to replace runway and power lines, rebuild the concrete retaining wall and reload the power line.

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