CSX Corp.

Operator Error Blamed For NY Freight Train Crash

Sep 4, 2013

CSX Corp. says the derailment of two of its freight trains in the Mohawk Valley earlier this summer was caused by operator error.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that CSX recently posted its internal investigation into the June 27 derailment to the Federal Railroad Administration website. The company's report says the accident was caused when the eastbound train went through a trackside red light as a westbound train was crossing from one track to another.