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  by Otto Vondrak
I heard on the radio that Port Jervis Line service was delayed this morning between Campbell Hall and Suffern account a freight train derailment. Anyone have details?


  by metman499
According to one of the NYS&W groups, H09 derailed a car in the Campbell Hall yard around 1115pm last night,
blocking the main. They are using the wye to get trains through the area.

  by NJT Rider
Does this explain why 4110 was running facing east today. I thought it was due to the impending snow storm???

  by railtrailbiker
Here's a news article about the event:
Yesterday, it was a freight train derailment that slowed the morning rush on the Port Jervis line - not another one of those locomotive failures that have plagued service in recent weeks.

The derailment - a single boxcar full of lumber on a Norfolk Southern train - fouled the line around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, several hundred feet west of the Campbell Hall station.

Ken Hitchner, a spokesman for NJ Transit, which operates Metro-North's west-of-Hudson service, said the derailment delayed nine trains an average of 25 minutes. The first was the 12:05 a.m. to Port Jervis from Hoboken; the rest made up the morning rush.

Trains were able to circumvent the toppled boxcar only because there is a three-mile-long siding through the small Norfolk Southern yard at Campbell Hall.
http://www.recordonline.com/archive/200 ... 02-11.html