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By David Martin

Trains derail near Granger


Star photo by David Martin

An unidentified man takes a photo of a derailed locomotive Tuesday morning. Two trains derailed Monday evening between the Tronox mine and Granger in an incident that is under investigation. More photos can be viewed on A7.

A railroad incident resulting in two trains derailing on a Union Pacific line near Granger late Monday evening is still under investigation.

According to Calli Hite, a spokesperson for the Union Pacific Railroad, the incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. and did not involve serious or life-threatening injuries. The two trains involved were a coal train and a intermodal train.

Hite said intermodal trains are used to carry stacked freight as part of a larger transportation system to distribute goods; and are often seen transporting freight originating from Asia.

Crews were at the site Tuesday...

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