Train derailment DeKalb Co

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CSX Garrett Sub - Road 160.230 MHz & Dispatcher 161.370 MHz {Avilla,IN-Sherwood,OH} : NS - Chicago Line 160.800 MHz {Elkhart Desk, Waterloo,IN -Edgerton, OH} - NS - Huntington District 160.380 MHz {Fort Wayne,IN-Butler,IN}
 

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There are posts in the CSX Garrett/Willard Sub Railfans Facebook group about this. It's not box cars. It's containers. Reportedly, it was Q010 which is a container train from Bedford Park IL to Port Newark NJ. Reportedly, 15 cars were involved.

In some of the photos, you can see containers sitting across the tracks, containers with caved-in side walls, containers stacked three high in someone's back yard, and well cars (the cars that the containers sit in) with no axles.

There was mention that traffic may be re-routed over Norfolk Southern, but other comments that the wreck would probably be cleaned up pretty quickly.

CSX radio traffic should be on AAR 008 160.230 (road) and AAR 084 161.370 (dispatcher).
 

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A news crew for WANE 15, Fort Wayne's CBS affiliate, was able to get way too far into the scene for their 6pm live report yesterday evening. It didn't appear there was any scene security or anything taped off on their side of the tracks. It looked like the reporter could've walked another 10 feet and touched the wreckage, as they mentioned all of the recovery efforts were on the other side of the wreckage. I can't find that 6pm 'live report' video, but for their 11pm live report they were moved way back, down a county road where you couldn't even see the wreckage or any work being done in the background. Smh.

WPTA, Fort Wayne's ABC affiliate, has some good drone footage of the scene on their website.
 

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Reportedly a few hot CSX intermodal trains are using the NS (CR<PC<NYC) mainline between Chicago and Cleveland (Berea). If you monitor the NS Chicago Line (AAR 046 160.800), be listening for some unusual train symbols or CSX locomotives.
 
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