UPDATE: Restoration continues at site of Lyford derailment


UPDATE: CSX said Friday that crews continue work at the site of a train derailment Thursday afternoon near in Lyford, Indiana.

CSX confirmed a total of 15 railcars derailed containing a form of coal. No hazardous materials were involved.

Overnight, crews began moving railcars so that tracks can be repaired and train service restored. No word has been given on a timeframe for service restoration.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

According to the Parke County Sheriff’s Office, one worker who fell down a ravine was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.


LYFORD, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Train cars have derailed along a railroad line in Lyford. The cars ran off the track earlier this afternoon.

Someone with dispatch in Parke County said someone had fallen down an embankment due to the derailment.

“At approximately 5:00 p.m. Thursday, a southbound CSX train, derailed 15 loaded railcars containing coke near US 41 overpass in Rosedale, IN. Preliminary reports indicate that five railcars are upright and 10 railcars are on their side. No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials are involved. CSX contractors are enroute to assess the situation and begin developing a recovery plan.  The train consisted of four locomotives and 101 railcars.”

Sheriee S. Bowman, Media Relations, CSX Transportation

Continue checking back with WTWO/WAWV for updates on this developing story.

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