Archive for Sunday, July 15, 2012

Train derailment reported west of Perry

July 15, 2012


Union Pacific Railroad crews worked Sunday evening to repair and reopen its rail line after seven cars of a 135-car train derailed in Jefferson County.

According to Topeka TV station WIBW, the derailment occurred near Old Highway 24 and Thompsonville Road just west of Perry at 11:45 a.m. Sunday. The 135-car train was filled with coal heading from Wyoming to Kentucky. No injuries were reported.

Jefferson County dispatchers said no police, fire or medical assistance was required to help with the derailment and cleanup.


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