Derailed Train Cars Dangle Over PA River

A couple train cars are hanging partly off a suburban Pittsburgh trestle above the Youghiogheny River after derailing, scaring people below who thought the train was ready to plunge into the river.

CSX said about 12 cars of a train derailed around 11 p.m. Saturday in McKeesport while heading from New Castle to Connellsville.

It says the 88-car train was carrying mixed freight, including carrying scrap metal and ``light petroleum.'' 

CSX spokesman Gary Sease says the petroleum didn't leak. No injuries were reported.

The McKeesport Marina was evacuated and McKeesport Deputy Fire Chief Don Sabol says there's a lot of damage to the tracks. CSX says it's not sure yet what caused the derailment.

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