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Feds investigate train derailment in Brevard


December 21, 2015 | Click Orlando| VIERA, Fla. – Authorities, including federal transportation investigators, were working to determine what caused a freight train hauling non-hazardous cargo to derail Sunday morning, sending a locomotive engine and four rail cars off the tracks.

Neither the train conductor nor the engineer, who were aboard the 57-car train at the time, were injured, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board, the federal agency that investigates railroad, aviation and other transportation-related incidents,was scheduled to look over the sight of the derailment and to inspect the railroad tracks, which run parallel to U.S. 1. A preliminary cause has not been issued.

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