photos and caption by Bill Cleary
A CSX cargo train carrying rolls of paper and food items for businesses in the Bellmawr Industrial Park derailed in Gloucester City today shortly after 12 noon. The accident occurred on Johnson Blvd. near the City’s Little League and Softball fields.
According to the engineer the tracks the train is riding on were laid in 1916. “The boxcars today are too large and are carrying much heavier loads. The rails are nearly 100 years old. They were not built for boxcars this size. They should be replaced.”
The engineer said no one was injured. And there was no danger to the public. CSX was notified of the accident and was sending out a crew to right the boxcar and fix the rails.