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Authorities are reporting a minor freight train derailment near Schenectady


PATTERSONVILLE, New York — Authorities are reporting a minor freight train derailment near Schenectady, New York.

A spokesman for CSX Railroad tells the Albany Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1SokT4M) that three cars of a 207-car freighter derailed around 4 a.m. Saturday in Pattersonville. No injuries were reported.

Two of the cars were empty and one contained salt. CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle added no hazardous materials were involved.

He says a contractor for CSX is trying to get the cars back on the rails. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The train was on its way from Selkirk, New York to Willard, Ohio.

Doolittle says 95 of the cars were empty and 112 were loaded.

Construction debris, cardboard, railroad ties and plastic pellets were among the freight that was being hauled.

Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com

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