Railroad cars derail in vicinity of 8th and Sadler

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger

Railroad cars have derailed and some have overturned  just east of Sadler Road near Bonnieview, according to a passing motorist.

Josh Kear stands in from of derailment train Photo courtesy of David Kear
Train derailment
Photo Sadler, according to information received from passing motorists. The rail cars were carrying coal.

Information submitted to the Fernandina Observer from a passing motorists:

“There was a train derailment this afternoon (Sunday) at about 4:15 along 8th St. just south of Sadler Rd. Looks like 4 cars filled with coal left the tracks, maybe due to the rail bed collapsing.”

On Sunday, August 11 at 9:37 p.m. another motorist reported flood lights in place and a crane on site.

Train - Kear 2
Josh Kear stands in front of derailed train
Photo courtesy of David Kear

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August 11, 2013 4:05 p.m.