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Five years ago: The CSX oil train derailment in downtown Lynchburg

(Source: News & Advance, April 23, 2019)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — It was April 30, 2014 when 17 cars of a CSX oil train derailed near Ninth and Jefferson streets in downtown Lynchburg, sending three cars into the James River. A massive fire followed, and officials evacuated a large section of downtown. No one was injured, but officials estimate the cars lost more than 25,000 gallons of crude oil.

Full story: News & Advance

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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