TYGART JUNCTION, W.Va. — Officials with the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad expect it will take the entire weekend to cleanup a derailment that happened in Barbour County Friday.

A&O said 11 of the 99-car coal train jumped the tracks near Tygart Junction at around 4:30 a.m. The cleanup includes the wrecked cars and the coal that spilled. The company expects to reopen the track sometime Sunday.

There were no injuries.

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  • Sarcasmo

    Trains are instruments of death YEESH

  • MK

    What are they hiding? Why is the public not allowed at the crash site? Why no official statement from the NTSB? Why was the National Guard put on alert within 15 minutes of the derailment?

  • Leroy

    Chugging a little too fast down the track

  • webster county boy

    Gary, you have yet to answer me what a yeeeesssh is????

    Also, should we shut down the railways in the same manor you would to rid the USA of guns?

  • any major dude

    This story isn't a metaphor coal, is it?

  • Derek

    There has been quite a few train derailment lately in southern WV. Three I know at night. Sounds suspicious.

  • Gary Karstens

    What a mess.....YEESH!