BRUNSWICK, Md. (WJZ) — A freight train carrying seven cars of grain derailed early Saturday morning in the area between Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Brunswick, Maryland.

CSX officials say the derailment happened around 2:30 a.m Saturday as the train was traveling eastbound. As a result of the derailment, two of the seven cars fell into the Potomac River.

A representative for the company says all seven cars were empty and there were no hazardous materials involved that could be potentially harmful to the environment.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

  1. James Logan says:

    So what is/was the experience of the locomotive operator; what was the train speed on that curvy track?

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