Freight train derails in Colton
COLTON, CA – 13 cars derailed when a Union Pacific railroad train carrying timber caught hearth Mon in Colton, authorities aforementioned.
At 7:10 a.m., the Colton local department was known as a couple of rail mischance, during which twelve cars and 3 locomotives were thrown off the rails, hearth Captain Tom Diples aforementioned.
Freight train carrying lumber derails in Colton
A Union Pacific train carrying logs derailed close to Fifth and Key Streets in Colton on Mon morning, March 21, and it had been unclear why.
About thirteen coaches and 3 locomotives derailed close to fifth and K Streets around 7:30 a.m., spokesperson Robin Tesfer aforementioned.
One of the train cars carrying timber caught hearth, however it had been destroyed.
The carrier aforementioned the train crew was unscathed.
The reason for the deviation from the track continues to be being investigated.
Taisfer supplemental that the Colton department of local government and also the San Bernardino local department are notified.
Debelis aforementioned firefighters assessed a member of the train crew at the scene however the person failed to attend the hospital.
“One of the cars carrying logs caught hearth,” Union Pacific representative Robin Tesfer aforementioned.
An calculable three hundred gallons of diesel oil spilled, Capt. Diples aforementioned, adding that a team of hazmats from Union Pacific was doing the cleanup.
Police Lt. Ray Mendes aforementioned no wood was spilled outside the Union Pacific property.