Crews respond to train derailment on Glass Factory Avenue in Augusta


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of a train derailment that occurred between Molly Pond Road and Glass Factory Avenue in Augusta.

The call came in at 6:02 pm. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1800 block of Glass Factory Avenue.

Augusta Fire Department says a train derailment between New Savannah Road and Molly Pond Road is believed to have been caused by a medical emergency suffered by the train’s conductor.

There are no details on the number of train cars involved in the derailment, but Augusta Fire Department says that there is no danger known to the public and that nothing of significance or value is believed to have been inside the train cars that derailed.

The train conductor is receiving treatment.

Northfolk Southern, the train company, tells WJBF , “At approximately 600pm GN83.24 reported that they had struck CSX intermodal train Q198.24 at the D130 milepost(NS/CSX Diamond). GN83 lead engine and 1st car (lead trucks) derailed; Q198.24 – 13 -15 buckets on side with 2 others leaning are all derailed. NS crew has requested medical attention.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing investigation.

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