Train derails in Nothumberland (dramatic picture)

A freight train has derailed in Bedlington

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Train derails in Nothumberland (dramatic picture)

A dramatic picture has emerged of a freight train that derailed at West Sleekburn in Northumberland on Monday.

The train, operated by DB Schenker came off the tracks while carrying coal from Blyth to Cottam power station.

The train ended up in a rail side hedge, with one carriage lying on its side.

Speaking to the Chronicle Live, a spokesman from DB Schenker Rail said: "We can confirm that one of our services derailed at the West Sleekburn junction at approximately 7.45pm on November 17.

"We deployed a highly trained team to the site to work closely with the relevant parties, establish a cause and minimise disruption.

"An investigation is under way and we await the findings of that."

The paper uploaded a picture of the scene onto its Twitter page:


Nobody is thought to have been injured in the incident.

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