February 26, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 9

13-Hour Cleanup After Derailment

SACO – Ten cars and one locomotive hopped off the tracks near Saco last weekend. A BNSF train was headed west and carrying automobiles from Illinois to Portland when it went off the main track.

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Luckily the cars remained upright when they went off the track at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. There were also no injuries reported in the incident. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The main track remained close throughout most of the day. BNSF said that scene wasn’t cleared until 10:10 p.m. Several engines sat in waiting while large cranes were used to put the cars back on the track.

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