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Vandalism suspected in Sept. Va. train derailment

Monday - 12/23/2013, 3:23am  ET

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) -- Vandalism is suspected in the derailment of a CSX freight train near Franklin in September.

The Virginian-Pilot ( ) reports that that CSX cited vandalism as the primary cause on an accident form it filed with the Federal Railroad Administration.

A spokeswoman for the agency says the railroad reported objects placed on track and a thrown switch.

A CSX spokeswoman says the railroad is cooperating with an FBI investigation. Two employees injured in the derailment are recovering.

Two locomotives and nine freight cars derailed on Sept. 19.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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