Butler Rail Clean up on Schedule

Feb 27, 2015

The Canadian National Railway Co. is hoping to finish cleaning up and repairing a line nearly in Butler County two days after 27 cars carrying iron ore derailed.

The cars, which were part of a 71-car freight train, derailed about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Center Township, Pennsylvania. The accident scene, near Route 308, is about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Railroad spokesman Patrick Waldron said the railroad hoped to reopen the tracks Friday afternoon, provided the cars and spilled cargo could be removed and the tracks repaired by that time.

Waldron says nobody was hurt and no hazardous materials spilled.

The train was traveling from Conneaut, Ohio to Pittsburgh. The railroad tracks are used only by freight trains.