Clean-up starts for 86-car US train derailment

27 February 2008 23:03  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Crews began clean-up work on Wednesday following an 86-car train derailment that occurred near Alpine, Texas, about 220 miles (354 km) southeast of El Paso, a train spokesman said.

The Union Pacific train had a total of 124 cars and it was travelling from Louisiana to California, said James Barnes, spokesman. Freight included lube oil additives and tetrahydrofuran.

Barnes did not know when the cars should be back on track. While crews clean the area, other trains are being re-routed.

The train had derailed on Tuesday night, Barnes said. No-one was injured, and no hazardous material was spilled.

By: Al Greenwood
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