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Train Carrying Coal Derails in Smithfield

A CSX train carrying coal went off the tracks in a remote area of Smithfield shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday.

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A CSX train carrying coal went off the tracks in a remote area of Smithfield shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday.

There were no reports of injuries.

It happened at about 1:53 a.m. between Brogden Road and Wal Pat Road near Jerry Williams Lumber Company.

Calls to CSX were not immediately returned and it was unclear the number of cars involved or why the derailed.

Authorities said the derailment does not pose a danger but did affect Amtrak passenger trains Saturday traveling on the route to and from South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

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