Cleanup continues following Swanton train derailment


Above, a crew works Monday on the container cars that were moved to the Swanton High School practice football field following the derailment on June 6.

Above, a crew works Monday on the container cars that were moved to the Swanton High School practice football field following the derailment on June 6.


Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Nearly a month after a Norfolk Southern train derailment in Swanton, cleanup continues. A crew worked Monday on the container cars that were moved to the Swanton High School practice football field following the derailment on June 6.

The Faith Lutheran Church parking lot on Dodge Street is mostly cleared and train cars still remain in the Wells Apartments lot.

“Norfolk Southern personnel and contractors continue to work day and night on site cleanup and restoration in Swanton, Ohio,” said a statement from Norfolk Southern Media Relations. “At this point, nearly all cars and containers have been removed from the football field, and we are making progress on the church and apartment parking lots as well. We anticipate completing the cleanup in the next two weeks, depending on weather and any unexpected delays.

“Norfolk Southern is committed to working safely in the communities we serve. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by the incident.”

Above, a crew works Monday on the container cars that were moved to the Swanton High School practice football field following the derailment on June 6.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/07/web1_Train-clean-up-1.jpgAbove, a crew works Monday on the container cars that were moved to the Swanton High School practice football field following the derailment on June 6. Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise