Feds find possible track defect near derailment site
Federal investigators say they’ve found possible defects in a section of broken railroad track where a freight train derailment occurred near Oneida, N.Y., almost two weeks ago.
The National Transportation Safety Board has sent the broken rail to a lab for testing, but results will not be back for several months.
Eighteen of the 28 cars that derailed from the 79-car CSX train were propane tankers, and the resulting fireball could be seen from miles away.
Last week, a specially equipped train from the Federal Railroad Administration checked tracks in New York between Albany and Buffalo, up to Niagara Falls and down to the Pennsylvania line.