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UPDATE: Photos Released of Coal Train that Derailed in Bowie

The CSX train carrying coal went off the tracks near Old Annapolis Road and Laurel Bowie Road in Bowie.

Three train engines and 10 cars derailed overnight in Bowie. Images courtesy of PGFD
Three train engines and 10 cars derailed overnight in Bowie. Images courtesy of PGFD

Three engines and 10 cars of a CSX train carrying coal derailed in Prince George’s County overnight.

Firefighter/medics and the department’s Hazardous Materials Team were alerted at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, that a train carrying an estimated 8,000 tons of coal had some cars leave the track, according to fire officials. 

Units arrived at the scene not far from the Brady Building at Old Annapolis Road and Laurel Bowie Road in Bowie. The locomotives and rail cars had left the tracks, but were still upright, not overturned. 

Authorities said the three CSX employees on the train were accounted for and were not injured. 

By 5:00 a.m., fire units were clearing the scene and handing the incident over to CSX, reports WUSA TV.

Fire officials say CSX will clean up the scene, and there is "no immediate life safety concerns or haz-mat issues."

Fire crews will monitor the scene throughout the day.

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