Train derails near river

A Housatonic Railroad train went off the rails last week, sending pieces of the track and some demolition debris onto the river embankment. ,Photo by Colter Rule

CORNWALL — A Housatonic Railroad train derailed between West Cornwall and Falls Village near River Road on Tuesday, April 10.

Housatonic Railroad Operations Manager Eric Boardman, working from their North Canaan office, said Monday, April 16, that the cause of the accident is unknown. The train was a mix of empty cars and some that were carrying demolition debris.

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