Train Derails in Grand Prairie

By Shane Allen
|  Monday, Jan 25, 2010  |  Updated 12:41 PM CDT
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Train Derails in Grand Prairie

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The Union Pacific Railroad Company is still investigating what caused a train derailment Sunday morning in Grand Prairie.

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The Union Pacific Railroad Company is investigating what caused a train to derail Sunday morning in Grand Prairie. The derailment caused several other trains to be re-routed and delayed in the DFW area, including an Amtrak passenger train.

A Union Pacific spokesperson said Sunday afternoon they hoped the rail lines would be completely open and clear by 10 p.m.

No roads were affected by the derailment. Grand Prairie police and fire dispatchers said they weren't even notified of the incident.

Several NBCDFW viewers called after seeing the derailment near Jefferson Boulevard and 14th St. at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Several empty railcars were tipped over and off the tracks. Crews worked all day and had the cars upright by 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

No injuries were reported.


 

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