Train Derailment in Noble County

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Noble County advising of N&S Train derailment with several train cars involved, no reported injuries at this time. It is located northwest of Ligonier near 900N & 1025W. NCSD on scene,Ligonier FD responding requesting Kendallville FD Haz-Mat to respond also. Two cars derailed with hazardous materials involved.
Radio traffic on SAFE-T TG's 15120 57 FD WEST, 15136 57 OPS 5, 44080 57 LE DSP, and Noble Co. Fire 154.220 97.4 PL.
 

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Topeka FD Station 30 (Lagrange Co.) brought up on standby for Ligonier FD also Cromwell/Sparta Twp FD standing by Ligonier FD's station. Believe I heard that Toluene and some sort of molten product were the two materials involved in the derailment.
 

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Derailment is on the double-track Norfolk Southern line from Elkhart to Toledo. Railfan community is reporting that it was NS train 18M-27 with NS locomotives 2757, 7645, and 9190. Both mains are reportedly blocked. 18M is an Elkhart to Linwood, North Carolina, train.

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Freight trains that would normally run on this line are being re-routed on the CSX line through Garrett or on the NS line through Fort Wayne. Amtrak passenger trains are either being re-routed through Detroit or not running west of Toledo with passengers being bused to Chicago. Extensive track and signal damage is being reported.

WANE-TV from Fort Wayne has video on their web site:
http://www.wane.com/dpp/traffic/incidents/crews-on-scene-of-a-train-derailment-in-ligonier

From the WANE story:
Noble County Emergency Management Director Mick Newton said the train was carrying molten sulfur and flammable toluene.
Toluene is a liquid carried in tank cars. Molten sulfur is also a liquid (sulfur melts at about 240 deg F) carried in tank cars.
 
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