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By David Martin

Another UP train derails west of Green River


A train derailment occurring west of Green River resulted in no injuries Monday night.

According to Calli Hite, a spokesperson for the Union Pacific Railroad, the derailment occurred around 7 p.m. Monday. The intermodal train originated from Chicago and was traveling to Los Angeles. Intermodal trains are used to transport goods as part of a larger transportation network. The UP is investigating the derailment’s cause.

Hite said trains are currently being held back to allow work crews to clear the derailment and repair the track. As of press time, UP hasn’t set a specific time the company anticipates it will resume service.

“Union Pacific’s number one priority is safety, and following every incident we review data, protocols and processes to identify areas of improvement,” Hite said.

This is the second derailment to occur in Sweetwater County this year. In March, a derailment involving a coal-hauling train and an intermodal train occurred outside of Granger. That derailment continues to be under investigation.


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