Pa. Crews Deal with Coal Car Derailment
Dec. 18--Three in a set of moving railroad cars carrying coal derailed in Hazle Township on Tuesday afternoon.
Hazle Township Fire and Rescue was alerted to the derailment of the gondola-style cars to the rear of Spartan Circle and Seagrave Court in the village of Japan, Jeddo, around 3 p.m. by Luzerne County 911.
Fire Chief Scott Kostician said each Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad car was lugging about 112 tons of coal. About 336 tons of coal were dumped during the derailment...
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