Troubles at the DL

4 hopper cars on a Delaware Lackawanna frac-sand train to Carbondale derailed near the Dickson City building today. The acting Dickson City police chief witnessed the derailment, and said that he saw one of the wheels wasn’t on the rail. Shortly after, 4 of the hopper cars derailed, with 2 of them falling completely off the tracks. Sand spilled out of the hopper cars, and one of the rails got completely mangled. While there isn’t necessarily an environmental concern, there certainly is a big mess to clean up.

The DL hopes to have the track reopened by this Friday (12 April 2019). In the meantime, you can expect to see MoW equipment brought into the area!

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Post by Max on 09 April 2019
Categories: railfanning