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No injuries or toxic spills from train derailment near Bonneville

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Cars carrying molten sulfur did not leave the tracks.

Two locomotives belonging to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company were derailed Wednesday morning near Bonneville.

BNSF officials said no one was injured, and no fuels or hazardous materials were released during the incident, which occurred when the train was traveling less than 10 mph.

"The BNSF train was making a set-out, a routine set-out, so basically dropping rail cars off," spokesman Gus Melonas said Thursday.

"Two locomotives (derailed). They were upright, but we had to bring in cranes to re-rail the equipment."

The derailment took place at about 8:30 a.m., and Melonas said mechanical personnel worked throughout the day to repair the situation.

"We had to bring in the cranes, and they were a distance away, (but) by 10:30 last night the locomotives were re-railed," Melonas said. "The tracks were inspected (and) traffic was on the move before midnight. ... There was one train delayed."

Other officials said the train had been headed toward Casper carrying molten sulfur, but none of the cars was derailed or tipped over in the incident.

Law enforcement officials were notified of the derailment at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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