Gulfport first responders weigh in on train safety

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The derailment of a cargo train near Baltimore, MD raises concerns about the safety of CSX trains which roll through South Mississippi several times a day.

The train accident in Maryland involved some chemical carrying tankers.

There was also an explosion and subsequent fire after the freight train collided with a garbage truck.

Steve Phillips is talking with first responders about train safety. What are their biggest fears? And what types of hazardous chemicals are transported by rail through South Mississippi?

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