Union Pacific Service Down After Trains Collide
ELMHURST, IL - JUNE 16: A Union Pacific freight train passes over a grade crossing beyond flashing lights on a safety gate June 16, 2006 in Elmhurst, Illinois. The Federal Railroad Administrator (FRA) in a recently issued report says for the safety of rail passengers and motorists, they support the extended use of emergency tool-free phone numbers, used to report problems with railroad crossing warning equipment and other emergencies, posted at railroad grade crossings. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
Union Pacific says it is working to restore train service in rural Central Texas after a crash.
Company spokeswoman Elizabeth Hutchison says one southbound train collided with another near Kosse at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, causing the derailment of one locomotive and 14 cars.
Two people were injured.
Hutchison says crews are working to restore service at the site of the accident, about 100 miles south of Dallas. Some parts of the track will have to be repaired.
Published at 9:43 AM CDT on Apr 7, 2014
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