When the Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine earlier this month, it wasn’t the first time that particular train had problems.
According to employees, the train broke down at least once before its derailment in East Palestine.
Surveillance footage captured about 20 miles from East Palestine showed apparent problems with one of the rail cars.
Security Footage Shows Possible Cause of East Palestine Train Derailment (WATCH)
The employees believe the train’s extensive length and weight led to the problems and derailment.
CBS News reported:
The employees say there were concerns among those working on the train over what they believed was the train’s excessive length and weight — 151 cars, 9,300 feet long, 18,000 tons — before it reached East Palestine, which contributed to both the initial breakdown and the derailment.
In the two weeks since, many residents who…