Thursday, 30 November 2023
Train cars derail, grain spills, in Atchison Co Monday

(KAIR)--Cleanup was underway Monday following an early morning train derailment, near U.S. Highway 59 and Phillips Road, in Atchison County, west of the Atchison City limits.

A Union Pacific spokesperson, contacted by MSC News, explained that the derailment happened around 3:00 Monday morning. It consisted of five Union Pacific train cars, which all contained grain.

According to the railroad, three of the five rail cars remained upright, meaning their wheels came off the track but they did not tip over.
No injuries were suffered in the derailment, though grain spilled from the overturned rail cars.

Cleanup of the grain, and rail cars, was continuing Monday.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.

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