Wednesday night a train went off the rails in Mingo Junction across from JSW Steel Ltd. It happened at the on-ramp off Commercial Avenue, heading southbound on Route 7.
The Mingo Junction Fire Department was on scene and says a railcar was sitting idle on the track up the hill. A mechanical malfunction led for it to slide, hit the safety derailer, and continue tumbling down into the embankment. No one was injured and no traffic was affected, however, AEP will be on scene to assess some down power lines.