Rail cars leave tracks in Bucksport, two fall in river; no hazardous materials on board

A Pan Am Railways tanker car is seen along the shoreline of the Penobscot River on  Saturday, May 26, 2012, near the Orrington-Bucksport town line after four tanker cars derailed on Friday, sending two of the tankers over an embankment and into the Penobscot River.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
A Pan Am Railways tanker car is seen along the shoreline of the Penobscot River on Saturday, May 26, 2012, near the Orrington-Bucksport town line after four tanker cars derailed on Friday, sending two of the tankers over an embankment and into the Penobscot River. Buy Photo
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted May 25, 2012, at 9:51 p.m.

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Bucksport firefighters were called to a remote section of railroad track to assist at a derailment on a section of tracks located in a wooded area along the Penobscot River.

Initial reports indicate that four Pan-Am Railways train cars left the tracks, two of them winding up in the nearby Penobscot River, a Bucksport Public Safety dispatcher confirmed.

No injuries were reported and the cars were not carrying hazardous materials, the dispatcher said, adding that none of the derailed cars were leaking.

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