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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 03/26/2010

No injuries, leaks in train derailment

By Washington Post editors

A CSX freight train derailed Friday morning near the Howard and Baltimore County line. No one was injured and no hazardous materials leaks were reported, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.

The train derailed about 11 a.m. in Patapsco Valley State Park, near the Cascade Falls Trail and the swinging bridge. CSX said the train was en route to Philadelphia through Baltimore and was carrying plastics and aluminum.

Though the accident occurred on the Baltimore County side of the line, Howard County fire units were first on the scene, officials said.

11:57 a.m.
Freight train derailment near Howard County

Howard County officials say fire and rescue services are responding to a train derailment.

County spokeswoman Alexandra King says the train derailed midday Friday at the Baltimore County-Howard County line.

Video from WBAL-TV in Baltimore shows a freight train with what appears to be the last eight cars off the tracks, which are alongside a river.

Fire trucks are parked on the other side of the river, and emergency responders are crossing a footbridge to reach the wreckage.

Amtrak says the incident is not affecting its service.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | March 26, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
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