NJ Train Derails

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NJ Train Derailment Slows Commute

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- Four cars of a 59-car freight train went off the tracks early Wednesday, causing delays for commuter trains.

The CSX train, being operated on Amtrak tracks, was headed from Selkirk, N.Y., to Metuchen, N.J., with a load of parts for auto assembly plants. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the derailment, which happened about 2 a.m., was not known.

The derailment delayed thousands of rail commuters who had to be put on buses and driven around the accident Wednesday. Crews expected to have the train on its way by late evening.

NJ Transit rail riders and Amtrak passengers faced delays of up to 20 minutes on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line. Minimal delays were reported after 8 a.m., said Cecilia Cummings, a spokeswoman for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

''We came through much better than we expected to in terms of delays,'' she said.

AP-NY-09-06-00 2106EDT< 

-- Rachel Gibson (rgibson@hotmail.com), September 06, 2000


Still another derailment? This is tragic. There sure has been a lot of them over this past month.

-- BIlliver (billiver@aol.com), September 06, 2000.

Rachel, I spaced out and reposted your article. Sorry 'bout that.

-- Doris (reaper1@mindspring.com), September 07, 2000.

Not a prob, Doris. I try to ascertain whether or not something has been posted before I post, but I don't always see everything either. I'm just pleased to see you doing as much as you are, and I thank you.

I've been missing Dee lately. Does anyone know what happened to her?

-- Rachel Gibson (rgibson@hotmail.com), September 07, 2000.

Yeah, isn't it funny that some days, you read the papers and they're filled with interesting stories while other days, it's like the whole news world shuts down.

And about Dee, I've been wondering the same thing. Hey Dee, say hello!

-- Doris (reaper1@mindspring.com), September 07, 2000.

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