Train derails near TaylorNo one was injured when four train cars derailed near Gladstone at about 11:30 Friday morning. said Gus Melonas, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman.
By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press
No one was injured when four train cars derailed near Gladstone at about 11:30 Friday morning. said Gus Melonas, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman.
The incident occurred minutes from Taylor and Gladstone. Heavy equipment pulled the cars off the track and out of the way and workers hurried to clear the track Friday afternoon in subzero temperatures.
Melonas said the train was traveling at about 17 mph from Mandan to Laurel, Mont.
“The train had 73 cars, 13 of those were loaded with mixed freight, 60 of those were empty,” he said, adding the four cars that derailed were empty. “It was on a side track, adjacent to the mainline.”
Two crew members were on the train but Melonas said nobody was injured.
“The cause is still under investigation,” Melonas said.
The railroad line was closed after the incident and Melonas said a crew of 30 personnel was on site to repair the line. He estimated the track would be open by 11:30 p.m. Friday.
North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper Troy Roth said 97th Avenue SouthWest was closed for more than three hours near the railroad crossing but reopened at 3:30 p.m.
A train also derailed near a neighborhood in St. Cloud, Minn. Friday. No one was injured.