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No Injuries Reported After Freight Train Derails In Brookfield

Several cars on a Housatonic Railroad freight train derailed Tuesday near Silvermine Road in Brookfield, police said.
Several cars on a Housatonic Railroad freight train derailed Tuesday near Silvermine Road in Brookfield, police said. Photo Credit: Brookfield Police Department
Several cars on a Housatonic Railroad freight train bound for Massachusetts derailed on Tuesday in Brookfield.
Several cars on a Housatonic Railroad freight train bound for Massachusetts derailed on Tuesday in Brookfield. Photo Credit: Brookfield Police Department

BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Brookfield Police reported no injuries after a northbound freight train derailed on a section of track on Tuesday near Silvermine Road.

The train appeared to be carrying construction debris or garbage. There were no injuries reported and the loads on the train cars appear to have remained in the cars, police said. The Housatonic Railroad reported there are no hazardous materials involved. Railroad officials are on scene evaluating the situation and determining how repairs will be made.

The train was en route to Pittsfield, Mass.

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