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Report: Overloaded cars caused Connecticut train derailment

Mar 02, 2017 - Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - A new report says overloaded train cars caused a freight train derailment in Connecticut last year.

Nine cars containing construction and demolition debris derailed in New Britain in December.

Several businesses were evacuated and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded.

WVIT-TV says (http://bit.ly/2mwcoeK ) a report that Pan Am Railways was required to send to the Federal Railroad Administration says the cars were weighed...