November 28, 2014

28/11/2014: Train cars carrying grain derail in Mankato

Six cars of a Union Pacific train - some carrying grain - that was heading to St Paul went off the tracks in Mankato, Minnesota, USA, early Thursday.

The train was not carrying hazardous materials and there were no injuries when the derailment happened about 2:30am, the Times Union website reports.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the derailment happened after the train struck a car from a Canadian Pacific train that was crossing in front of it. 

It was not clear why the Union Pacific train didn't stop. Rail authorities were investigating.

The derailment involved three Union Pacific engine cars and three cars carrying grain. Davis said there was a small diesel fuel leak in the first engine, but the spilled fuel was being collected.

Read more HERE.

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