P&L Railway Train Derails Near Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials say crews are cleaning up after a train derailed in central Kentucky sending 15 cars carrying coal off the tracks.

The News-Enterprise reports that no injuries were reported when the Paducah & Louisville train derailed early Thursday morning in northern Hardin County. The train had a total of 88 cars. No hazardous materials were involved.

The newspaper reports crews from R.J. Corman were cleaning up the site.

Last year, a Paducah & Louisville Railway train derailed in southwestern Jefferson County. That train did carry hazardous materials and nearby residents endured evacuation and shelter-in-place orders for days during the clean-up. 

The railway reported to federal investigators that the cause of the 2012 derailment was a broken rail.

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