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Trains collide, derail in Montgomery County

Amtrak suspends service, Route 5 closed

State and local officials assess the damage resulting from a collision of two CSX freight trains June 27 in the town of Mohawk, a mile west of Fonda, that included cars being thrown onto Route 5.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
State and local officials assess the damage resulting from a collision of two CSX freight trains June 27 in the town of Mohawk, a mile west of Fonda, that included cars being thrown onto Route 5.
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Two trains derailed after sideswiping each other near Fonda on Thursday, causing a diesel fuel leak but no serious injuries, authorities said. “There is no indication that the fuel has reached the Mohawk River,” said state Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Rick Georgeson. “As a precaution, the local fire department has placed absorbent booms in the river to absorb any fuel that may reach the river.” Just before 8 a.m. Thursday, two CSX freight trains ...

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