Crews Removing Derailed Freight Train With Hazardous Load

A CSX freight train whose cargo includes sulfuric acid derailed Tuesday along the Hudson River. (Leonard Sparks/Times Herald-Record via AP)

Crews are working to put a CSX freight train back on the tracks at a New York railroad crossing where it collided Tuesday with a forklift and derailed.

There are three locomotives and 20 cars sprawled across a two-lane road along the Hudson River’s bank. The 77-car train was heading from the Albany area to Georgia when it struck a steel company’s forklift that got trapped on the tracks when the crossing gates came down. The man driving the forklift jumped to safety.

The train’s load includes sulfuric acid. CSX says no hazardous materials leaked.

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