Norfolk Southern auto train derailed
A Norfolk Southern freight train carrying finished automobiles derailed near Elko, Ga., shutting down a major Southeast corridor Monday.
Spokeswoman Susan Terpay said the railroad hoped to reopen the line from Atlanta to Jacksonville Tuesday morning if track clearing and repairs remain on schedule.
The 62-car train derailed early Monday morning. Thirty cars jumped the track and ended up on their side. The cause of the accident is still unknown. There were no injuries.
Terpay would not disclose the extent of the damage or the automotive customer involved, but Norfolk Southern is known to have a major contract to distribute cars for Ford Motor Co.