Image courtesy of CSX

Thirteen tank cars carrying crude oil derailed Friday night but there were no spills or injuries, according to railway owner CSX.

The cars derailed about 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Selkirk train yard, part of the Port of Albany.

The train had two locomotives and 110 rail cars and was carrying crude oil from Chicago to Philadelphia.

All cars stayed upright and none leaked, CSX said.

The cars were re-railed by 2:30 p.m. Saturday, CSX said.

“The derailment occurred the same day [New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s] administration touted an “inspection blitz” last week of oil trains, a rail yard and a terminal at the Port of Albany, but not the Selkirk rail yard. Public concern over the crude oil shipments has been growing as a flood of crude oil is being shipped across the country from North Dakota,” the Times Union said.

The tank cars that derailed were DOT-111s.


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