Norfolk Southern trail derailment reported in Alabama

Published 12:24 pm Thursday, March 9, 2023

A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed Thursday morning in Alabama, losing approximately 30 train cars, but no one was hurt and the cars were empty, officials said.

The derailment occurred on a track between Iron City Motorway and Angel Road in Calhoun County.

Officials say no one was injured and the cars were all empty.

Clean-up crews are on scene working to clean up the area.

The incident came as Norfork Southern’s CEO Alan Shaw testified before a Senate hearing Thursday apologizing for a derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, last month in which toxic chemical leaked.

Shaw told Senators the company planned to spend millions of dollars to clean up the East Palestine derailment site.