UPDATE from Paris Train Derailment

December 11, 2022

By Robin Gregg

According to the

Monroe County Sheriff's Office

at approximately 11am November 17, 2022,

Norfolk Southern Train was traveling westbound & struck a semi pulling an oversized load

which entered the crossing on MO 15/North Main Street in Paris. Both the occupants

of the train

and single occupant of the semi




any injuries.

The train


approximately five to

six box cars were derailed. The train was carrying car parts, grain, & car frames. No hazmat. The

semi was hauling a 196ft Silo tank

I took these photos on December 10, 2022, three weeks after the derailment. The passive

crossing has been relayed to where traffic can cross. The battery box was smashed and debris

from the cargo in the train cars is scattered including the

wheelsets. As y

ou can see in the photos

there is still a lot of clean up left.

I reached out to the Norfolk Southern Railroad for an official update from them, and have not

received a comment as of this article.

Photos by Robin Gregg