CSX Derailment North of Florence 5/12/19

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Thirdrail7

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A minor derailment occurred just north of Florence.

https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1127545355950862337

Palmetto Train 90 is being held at its originating station Savannah (SAV) due to a freight train derailment north of Florence (FLO). We will update as more information becomes available.
https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1127547742740467717

Update: Palmetto Train 90 will no longer be held and will depart on time from its originating station Savannah (SAV).
I'd keep my eye on the website and the Twitter feed. I fully expect manipulations to 89(12) and 90(12).
 

Thirdrail7

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Aaand here we go:

https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1127624410687508480
Update: Palmetto Train 90 is terminating at Florence (FLO) due to a freight train derailment. Alternate transportation will be provided between Fayetteville (FAY) and Richmond (RVR), drop-offs only.
https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1127622586781794304

Update: Palmetto Train 89 is terminating at Richmond (RVR). We will update as more information becomes available.
https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1127620701131804672

Update: Palmetto Train 89 will transfer passengers to Train 79 at Richmond (RVR) who are traveling between Petersburg (PTB) and Selma-Smithfield (SSM).

https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1127627225434656774
Update: Palmetto Train 89 will have alternate transportation for passengers traveling between Selma-Smithfield (SSM) and Savannah (SAV) for drop offs only
 

twropr

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It had to be south of Selma because trains 79 and 80 operated normally.
Andy
 

Seaboard92

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If it was a more serious derailment they could have rerouted the Palmetto from Charleston to Dillon via the Andrews sub via Andrews, SC. It would have missed Kingstree and Florence.
 

Acela150

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Florence is a crew change point. So I doubt they would do that unless it would take a serious amount of time to make repairs.
 
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