Teen Killed by Freight Train in Ga.

LaGRANGE, Ga. — A teenager was killed by a freight train he likely didn’t hear, authorities said. The 19-year-old was walking along the tracks when the train approached him from behind. Police believe he didn’t hear the train because he did not turn around or acknowledge the oncoming train, the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer newspaper reported. The teenager was not wearing headphones when he was killed. His body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for an autopsy. — Railfanning.org News Wire

CSX Transportation Established Huntington Dispatching Center

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — CSX Transportation is establishing a new dispatching center at its division headquarters in Huntington, with approximately 80 train dispatcher and related positions being relocated here, CSX Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer Michael J. Ward announced. “CSX has a rich history in the Mountain State and we’re delighted the company is investing in these good jobs in Huntington,” said West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin. “This is a partnership for success for both CSX and for West Virginia.” Train dispatchers plan, direct and respond to any issue relating to the movement of trains, maintenance and inspection equipment on

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