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Date: 03/15/19 10:26
UP Derailment and Fire, Le Sueur, Minn.
Author: funnelfan

A empty coal train derailed and the lead unit was askew and leaked fuel into the Minnesota River which caught fire. Video on the link;

http://www.fox9.com/news/union-pacific-train-derails-in-le-sueur-spilling-diesel-and-sparking-fire

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 03/15/19 17:23
Re: UP Derailment and Fire, Le Sueur, Minn.
Author: bradleymckay

UP is saying the derailment was likely due to a washout.

Allen

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Date: 03/15/19 17:29
Re: UP Derailment and Fire, Le Sueur, Minn.
Author: Pinecliffe

They have had a lot of rain and snow in the last two weeks. There were even some flood watches earlier this week so it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a washout. The track follows the Minnesota River pretty closely in that area. 



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