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NTSB Now Says Ellicott City Train Derailment Happened Late Monday Night

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ)– The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has revised some information on the train derailment in Ellicott City based on its investigation at the scene.

The federal agency now says the derailment may have happened late Monday around 11:56 p.m. after initially reporting that the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The NTSB added that CSX estimates the damage at $2.2 million, an amount that includes cleaning up the environment in the area. The train was carrying 9,000 tons of coal that spilled into the Patapsco River underneath the Main Street bridge.

The investigation involved examining the signal systems and rail equipment, and interviews with maintenance personnel, train crews and track inspectors.

The NTSB’s investigator in charge of this accident, Jim Southworth, said that their inspections on the scene will be completed by Saturday afternoon.

The agency has been leading the probe into the derailment.

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