LUMBERTON, Miss. – Almost a week after the ten car derailment at the Industrial Parkway Crossing, another train derails in Lumberton, MS.
It happened Sunday around 5 p.m., near the same spot as last week’s derailment.
An MDOT representative says two wheels went off rail when a general freight train was preparing to switch tracks.
The train was going eastbound, and delayed a New Orleans-bound Amtrak.
The Amtrak was forced to transport it’s passengers via bus the rest of the way.
After a few hours, the trains were back in route.
MDOT says the two derailments are not in relation to each other, and the problematic switch is being replaced this week.