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Derailment in Roaring Spring


August 3, 2023

Herald of Aug. 8, 2013

A minor derailment occurred in front of the Appvion Spring Mill in Roaring Spring. Two rail cars being pulled by two Everett Railroad locomotives jumped the main track in front of the mill and scraped along four tank cars sitting on a side track. There was no release of any substance or leakage in any of the damaged rail cars. Ironically, Blair County Emergency Management was planning to hold an emergency drill at the plant the following day.

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