Archive for Monday, July 16, 2012

Railroad tracks west of Perry reopen after coal train derailment

July 16, 2012


Union Pacific Railroad officials have reopened tracks west of Perry after seven cars hauling coal derailed late Sunday morning, said Mark Davis, a railroad spokesman.

Davis said the 135-car train was traveling from Wyoming to Kentucky. Crews are still trying to determine the cause of the incident, which occurred at 11:40 a.m. Sunday.

There are two main tracks in the area. One was closed as a precaution, but it sustained no damage. UP officials reopened it about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

Davis said crews did have to replace about 500 feet of track on the line where the derailment occurred. It reopened about 1 a.m. Monday.


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