National Steel Car issues the following statement regarding the derailment of railcars manufactured by National Steel Car on the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Springfield, OH on March 5, 2023.
National Steel Car is cooperating fully with Norfolk Southern Railroad and the AAR, who have contacted us regarding their investigation.
We have provided the initial records requested by Norfolk Southern and the AAR, with respect to three wheelpairs, on the two railcars of concern that were in the train consist that derailed.
To our knowledge, no conclusions have been reached at this time as to any cause of the March 5, 2023 Norfolk Southern derailment. We await the findings of the NTSB investigation and will continue to cooperate fully.
About National Steel Car
Founded in 1912, National Steel Car manufactures over 76 model variations of freight and tank cars, serving all of North America’s railroad, agriculture, chemical, construction, metals, energy and financial/leasing companies. National Steel Car is the premier railroad, freight car engineering and manufacturing company in North America.