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Train jumps track near Conway (photo)

No one was injured when two Carolina Southern Railroad cars derailed near Conway on Monday morning. Officials said the damage was less than that caused in a derailment Feb. 3 on the same line. That derailment occurred where the line intersects with U.S. 701.

Monday's derailment damaged about 100 feet of track near the intersection with Depot Road, located just outside the Conway city limits, said Jason Pippin, vice president and general manager with Carolina Southern. He said cleanup crews from Carthage, N.C.-based Mideast Railroad Service will handle the repairs. Pippin hopes the line will be reopened by Tuesday.

The two cars derailed from the track but did not completely flip over.

The train was bound for Martin Marietta Aggregates in Myrtle Beach, Pippin said. It was unclear what caused the derailment.

Cleanup crews from Carthage, N.C.-based Mideast Railroad Service will handle the repairs. Pippin hopes the line will be reopened by Tuesday.

Mideast also helped Carolina Southern after a Feb. 3 derailment caused significant damage to 10 cars. The derailment, which occurred near the intersection with U.S. 701, slowed traffic and spilled a large amount of coal about halfway between Loris and Conway.

"It's part of our business,"Pippin said. "They kind of happen in spurts. You won't have one for awhile and then it seems like it starts to happen a lot. Just part of the job."

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