Train derails, knocks house off its foundation in northwest Atlanta

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ATLANTA – Crews with CSX have cleared away most of the train cars that derailed early Thursday and crashed into a home in northwest Atlanta.

Around 3 a.m. Thursday, 14 rail cars of the northbound CSX train left the tracks near the 1300 block of Andrews Street, CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle said.

The rail cars then hit a man’s home, injuring him.

Channel 2’s Richard Elliot watched as crews used heavy equipment to haul away the long rail cars.

It wasn’t an easy job because the rail cars weigh several tons each.

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