Norfolk Southern Railway will bring an 18-car train with classroom and exhibit boxcars to the Danville rail yard on Fryes Lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for a full day of classes on hazardous materials.
Danville is one of only five stops on what has been dubbed the "Whistle Stop Tour." The tour started Tuesday in Decatur, Ill., and will stop in St. Louis, Mo., and Princeton, Ind., today, and Louisville on Thursday before arriving in Danville on Friday.
"This is another first for the city of firsts. This is a tremendous opportunity for local first-responders to get valuable training at no cost," said Donna Fechter, emergency management public information officer for Boyle County.
Hazardous chemicals pass through central Kentucky every day - by rail and truck. When an accident happens, training can make the difference between safety and tragedy.