Work continues at scene of train derailment in Bristol

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:54


BRISTOL - Crews were working late Thursday to get a third car of a Pan Am Railway freight train back on the tracks after six of them derailed early Wednesday.

Crews could also be seen putting new tracks down Thursday in the area of the derailment. Deputy Fire Chief John Ziogas said he expects it will likely take three to five days to get all six cars upright and onto the tracks before they can be taken away.

No injuries were reported when six cars of the seven-car train tipped over around 6 a.m. Wednesday in the area of the overpass on Mellen Street. The cars settled in the area of Hooker Court.

Mellen Street was initially closed Wednesday before reopening later in the morning. It was closed again Thursday morning while crews were doing work on the overpass.

The derailment is being investigated by Pan Am officials.

A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday the agency had not launched an investigation, but was gathering information. He also said the NTSB would announce on its Twitter account whether it would be getting involved. That had not happened as of late Thursday afternoon.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:54. Updated: Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:56.