Florida NOT All Aboard does not want this to occur in our communities carrying a flammable or toxic substance. We were lucky this one was only a rock train.
AAF = All About Freight
31 cars of 180-car train derail in Florida on Sat. night
(Stuart, Florida) July 26, 2004 – Authorities are investigating a train derailment in Florida after 31 cars in the middle of a 180-car train derailed 40 miles north of West Palm Beach on Saturday night. As a result the route between Jacksonville and Miami has been closed but is expected to re-open Monday. Officials say each of the derailed cars contained 100 tons of rock.
Witnesses like Bill Fulton were alerted when they heard unusually loud noises coming from the tracks, “It sounded like the train was coming right through our house, so I quickly ran to the window to see what was happening, and what I saw was kinda strange. There were sparks flying all over the place, and the train had just jumped the track, and as I was watching all of the trains just started collapsing like an accordion. It was really something.” No injuries have been reported.
posted 10:42am by Chris Rees