Well you didn’t want to be a BMW riding in a train bound for the port of Charleston recently. The train, carrying 120 brand new BMWs, derailed in ugly fashion last weekend.
The derailment involved 12 rail cars and two locomotives operated by Norfolk Southern railroad. It happened Sunday afternoon as the vehicles were being transported from BMW’s Spartanburg area assembly plant to a port, where they were to be shipped overseas.
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) December 5, 2016
It appears all of the 120 BMWs hitching a ride on the train, X3, X4, X5 and X6 models included, received some damage
Below is the statement from BMW released to the news media:
No word yet on what caused it. No one was hurt.