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Assessing blame

Shortage of crew cited in Glenville train wreck

Report: Derailment caused by too many cars, too few workers

Pan Am Railways workers survey the damage to railway cars after a major derailment involving 10 cars, mostly carrying grain, derailed on tracks behind Reynolds Mobile Home Park in Glenville on Feb. 7.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Pan Am Railways workers survey the damage to railway cars after a major derailment involving 10 cars, mostly carrying grain, derailed on tracks behind Reynolds Mobile Home Park in Glenville on Feb. 7.
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An insufficient number of railway crew members were working on too many cars before the February derailment that just missed a mobile home community in Glenville, according to information submitted to federal regulators. Nobody was injured in the 7:30 p.m. derailment near Wyatts Drive on Feb. 7, which led firefighters to evacuate several residents from the neighborhood until the contents of the trains could be determined. It turned out some cars were carrying chicken feed ...

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