Paducah & Louisville Railway http://wfpl.org en P&L Railway Train Derails Near Elizabethtown http://wfpl.org/post/pl-railway-train-derails-near-elizabethtown <p>ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials say crews are cleaning up after a train derailed in central Kentucky sending 15 cars carrying coal off the tracks.</p><p>The News-Enterprise reports that<a href="http://bit.ly/14fyL4b"> no injuries were reported when the Paducah &amp; Louisville train derailed early Thursday morning in northern Hardin County.</a> The train had a total of 88 cars. No hazardous materials were involved.</p><p>The newspaper reports crews from R.J. Corman were cleaning up the site.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:59:11 +0000 Associated Press 6466 at http://wfpl.org P&L Railway Train Derails Near Elizabethtown Workers Injured by Fire at Louisville Train Derailment Site File Suit http://wfpl.org/post/workers-injured-fire-louisville-train-derailment-site-file-suit <p>Two Illinois workers injured in a&nbsp;<a href="/post/shelter-place-evacuation-ordered-derailment-site-after-fire">fire during the October clean-up of a derailed Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway train in southwestern Louisville </a>have filed suit against the railroad and its contractors.</p><p>Leonardo Anthony Carrillo and Gregory Powers claim that P&amp;L, CSX&nbsp;and a contractor failed to properly monitor dangerous contaminants while the men—employed by clean-up contractor RJ Corman—worked at the site near West Point, Ky.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5064 at http://wfpl.org Workers Injured by Fire at Louisville Train Derailment Site File Suit Paducah & Louisville Railway to Stop Taking Mileage Claims in January from Train Derailment http://wfpl.org/post/paducah-louisville-railway-stop-taking-mileage-claims-january-train-derailment <p>Jan. 19 is the last day to file a detour-mileage claim with the Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway stemming from the<a href="http://wfpl.org/term/train-derailment"> Oct. 29 train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County.</a></p><p>P&amp;L Railway has made 5,000 reimbursements to people affected by the train derailment for out-of-pocket expenses for matters such as mileage, childcare and relocation, P&amp;L said.&nbsp;The rail company has also reimbursed first-responders and schools for some costs.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:00:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 3161 at http://wfpl.org Paducah & Louisville Railway to Stop Taking Mileage Claims in January from Train Derailment Train Derailment | Crews Now Working on Hydrogen Fluoride Cars http://wfpl.org/post/train-derailment-crews-now-working-hydrogen-fluoride-cars <p>Crews successfully finished moving early Wednesday the chemical butadiene from the train derailment site in southwestern Jefferson County. The butadiene has been delivered to a rail yard, according to MetroSafe.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:06:30 +0000 Joseph Lord 2501 at http://wfpl.org Train Derailment | Crews Now Working on Hydrogen Fluoride Cars Train Derailment: Hydrogen Fluoride Cars to be Off-Loaded Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/train-derailment-hydrogen-fluoride-cars-be-loaded-tuesday <p>The off-loading for cars carrying dangerous chemicals at the train derailment site in southwestern Jefferson County will begin Tuesday morning, but officials are not scheduling an evacuation or shelter-in-place order, the city said.</p><p>But Dixie Highway will again close -- from the Salt River bridge to Ky. 44 starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Though no evacuation or shelter order are planned, authorities cautioned that prevailing winds may require them to be issued when the chemicals are transferred.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:26:46 +0000 Joseph Lord 2444 at http://wfpl.org Train Derailment: Hydrogen Fluoride Cars to be Off-Loaded Tuesday Train Derailment: Dixie Highway to Reopen Soon http://wfpl.org/post/train-derailment-dixie-highway-reopen-soon <p><strong>Update: 4:18 p.m. </strong>The Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway has opened a new "outreach center" at West Point City Hall at 509 Elm Street for all claims other than excess mileage incurred because Dixie Highway has been closed, a spokeswoman for the company said.</p><p>The existing "outreach center" at the VFW Post 1181, at 6518 Blevins Gap Road, will only handle mileage claims, the company spokeswoman said.</p><p><a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/fire-evacuation-train-derailment-site-endure">(Read more about the outreach center.)</a></p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:33:10 +0000 Joseph Lord 2336 at http://wfpl.org Train Derailment: Dixie Highway to Reopen Soon Railroad paid $325K so far after derailment http://wfpl.org/post/railroad-paid-325k-so-far-after-derailment <p>The head of the Paducah &amp; Louisville Railway says the company has paid out at least $325,000 in reimbursements so far after a train derailed in southwest Louisville and caused a chemical fire.</p><p>CEO Tony Wreck told The Associated Press on Monday that the money has gone to help pay the expenses of people evacuated from their homes after the Oct. 29 crash.</p><p>Evacuations were lifted Sunday and homeowners were being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:00:38 +0000 The Associated Press 2334 at http://wfpl.org Railroad paid $325K so far after derailment