Lumber Train Derails on its way to Lakewood [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

A train on its way to Lakewood derailed, officials said.

At around 8:30 PM Thursday night, the lumber train heading south to Lakewood encountered a rail failure. This caused at least six cars to derail off the tracks onto the ground.

“None of the cars tipped, which makes the clean up a bit easier,” officials said.

No injuries were reported.

This is the first derailment in the area in over 80 years, officials said. The last incident occurred June 30, 1941 on the Pennsylvania rail line that crossed the CNJ.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Best thing that has happeneded to Lakewood. Unfortunately the train disturbs the quality of life. I live over half a mile from the tracks and hear the honking at 12, 1 and 2 AM. I recall the honking on Pesach night during covid. Streets were desserted, the town was quarantined but conrail was honking like mad. It’s intentional because of federal regulation and we can petition for a quiet zone, specifically for a
    “Partial Quiet Zonesare quiet zones where the horn is silenced for only a portion of the day, typically between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.”
    Constructively speaking,
    Mr. Mayor, perhaps you can help in this forum in helping arrange a partial quiet zone?

    • It geos very slow, so the only obvious concern is that someone may not realize that the street is blocked, but that too, is hardly a concern, as it would really only apply to someone going very fast. On main roads, they have bars that go down – like by County Line, so they would see it. On side roads, cars aren’t going that fast.

  2. There was once derailment of the train in Lakewood, when it was passenger train, in the early 1900s. It fell off the bridge at River Ave, into the water there. It was described in the news that one car turned into a pile of firewood — a description indicative of the times — not that there was a fire, just that was how they viewed a pile of wood (the cars were made out out of wood). One person died and a few were injured.
    May we heard good news!

  3. I’m not sure why everyone is so excited and hoping that the train goes away permanently. That would is the same wood that we use to build everything in this town. So it’s not just a nuisance that someone else is doing to us; if the train didn’t come we wouldn’t have wood. (Trucks would not be the answer – one train equals a convoy of trucks)

  4. Sara
    What?? Really?? the train has been here before all of us!! You should have looked into the train situation and the school situation before u moved here

  5. Love everyone who buys houses near the tracks and gets a discount from the seller than complains about the train that they knew was there when they bought the house as if the train did something wrong to them. If there’s anyone who lived near the tracks before they were built, then they can complain. Everyone else should be quite. You are making more annoying noise than the train.

  6. This is the train line that literally built up Lakewood.
    All the new houses and buildings that have grown in Lakewood needs enormous amounts of raw supply including wood joists, plywood, insulation, sheetrock, and wood beams.
    This train goes straight to Woodhaven that is the #1 supplier of Lakewood.
    If not for the train – it would be more trucks on the road!!

    When you hear the train honk at night – thank it for the beautiful house you are living in!!!!

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