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Famed CSX No. 8888 to be rebuilt NEWSWIRE

By | May 17, 2013

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CINCINNATI – CSX SD40-2 No. 8888, made famous by a runaway train incident was en route to Huntington, W. Va., rumored to be dismantled. Last week, the locomotive was dead-in-tow on train Q900 between Corbin, Ky., and Cincinnati.

CSX spokesman Gary Sease tells Trains News Wire that the company has no comment on the matter. However, the Toledo Blade quotes CSX spokesman David Hall as saying, “It will certainly be repaired and put back in service.”

No. 8888 was made famous on May 15, 2001, when it powered a runaway train out of CSX’s Stanley Yard near Toledo and down the former Conrail main line to Columbus. The incident spawned a Hollywood movie, “Unstoppable,” released in 2010 and staring Denzel Washington.

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