Train Derails in South Jersey

Authorities say no injuries were reported when a coal train derailed in southern New Jersey over the weekend.

State police tell The Press of Atlantic City that three engines were pulling 88 hopper cars filled with coal to a power plant in Upper Township when the lead engine of the Conrail train derailed around 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Crews eventually decided to separate the derailed engine from the rest of the train, then backed the rest of the train down the line.

The derailed engine was still at the site on Sunday, and it was not known when it would be removed.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation. Officials say it caused minor damage to the rail line.

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