Media Contact: Mark Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
A CSX locomotive operating independent of any other rail cars derailed this afternoon at about 3:00 pm. The locomotive hit a safety device, a derailer, on a side track intentionally causing the locomotive to flip partially off of the tracks before entering the main rail line. A small diesel fuel spill resulted however there were no injuries.
This incident occurred in the 2900 block of 52nd Avenue in Bladensburg, an industrial park.
Fire Department haz-mat crews assisted CSX with clean up and monitoring of the situation.
No evacuations, no disruption in commuter rail or vehicle traffic.