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And this just in:

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will receive less than half the money it sought from Norfolk Southern following a fiery 2012 train derailment that damaged a COTA facility.

COTA signed a settlement agreement with Norfolk Southern in October that will pay it $285,000 after Norfolk Southern recoups about $70,000 for removing oil drums that were discovered on the property after the derailment.

Last year, COTA sent the railroad company a bill for about $605,000 that would have compensated the agency for lost business and repairs at its 1333 Fields Ave. bus depot that was damaged in the derailment.

COTAs board of trustees agreed last year to spend $274,915 on repairs to the facility, including replacing damaged concrete at a bus turnaround, installing a new chain-link fence and replacing damaged landscaping.

COTA officials would not comment on the gap between what it requested and what it settled for from Norfolk Southern, citing confidentiality clauses in the settlement.

In September, federal investigators released a report that said a broken rail caused the derailment near the state fairgrounds. The train was carrying ethanol, corn syrup and grain when 17 cars derailed, spilling ethanol and causing an explosion.

The report estimated damage at $1.2 million.

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*cy*, a broken rail is an Act of GAWD!!!!! him(or her)self.



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*cy*, a broken rail is an Act of GAWD!!!!! him(or her)self.


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*cy*, a broken rail is an Act of GAWD!!!!! him(or her)self.


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Four years ago, a broken rail caused 16 railroad cars to jump the track near Columbus' Weinland Park neighborhood, igniting a fireball of ethanol on board.

On Tuesday, the Franklin County commissioners are prepared to accept $170,709.34 from Norfolk Southern Railroad to pay the government agencies that responded to the incident.

"Train derailments are pretty significant issues. We had to evacuate some folks at that time," said Darrel Koerber, interim director of the Franklin County Emergency Management Association.

Ohio law, Koerber added, allows for governments that respond to hazardous spills to bill the entities responsible for the spill.

A Norfolk Southern train from Chicago headed to North Carolina hit a bad rail July 10, 2012, near the 11th Avenue entrance to the Ohio Expo Center, where the state fair is held. The resulting fireball and hazardous ethanol leak forced officials to evacuate the area and call in special equipment to fight the blaze.

Franklin Township's fire department responded with foam to put out the fire. The Columbus Division of Fire also responded.

Those two agencies, Koerber said, will receive the largest amount of the $170,000 payment.

The train was traveling at 23 mph when a rail broke on a sharp turn, causing 16 cars to derail before dawn. It caused $1.2 million in damage and injured three bystanders. About 100 residents in the area were evacuated until the afternoon because officials feared more of the 90,000 gallons of ethanol in other rail cars also could explode.

The local response to the train derailment cost more than the $170,000 reimbursement, but the Franklin County prosecutor's office negotiated with the rail company and the sides agreed on that figure.

On Tuesday, the Franklin County commissioners are expected to approve a resolution accepting the money and ending the reimbursement issue.

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We live within two miles of some RR crossings south of Lexington and hear many, many nsc trains tooting thru.  Most of the NSC  trains I see are mixed manifest and they seldom block any streets  We seldom see Chessy trains anywhere in ths part of KY and their tracks are a bit rusty. 

The NSC trains are headed too or from the Rat Hole a bit south of here.  My problem is that the NSC stock has done nothing in years and I am a little league investor.

 

Google has a nice write-up on the "Rat Hole" .



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Those are the trains that come off at Danville. I think those guys call them "Wye trains", cause they don't go to Burnside or Cincy, but rather go west. I know about the steel train and 376/375 are two, I think theres a couple pig trains and a rack train.

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