CSX running trains along O’Fallon line, plans to store empty cars along track

City officials notify CSX they do not want unused train cars stored within city limits

The train rolls by the intersection of East First Street and South Smiley Street Saturday morning. (Photo by Brian Keller)

O’FALLON – The ongoing saga of what will happen to the train line running through O’Fallon took a surprising turn Saturday morning when a train rolled through at approximately 7:30 a.m.
The tracks, which have been closed since August 2015, had been cut at Caseyville and Flora. It has since been put in place and restored at those two locations. However, there are still diamonds that were removed in Shattuc, in Clinton County, and Odin, in Marion County, preventing the track from being fully used.

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