Train derailment in Steilacoom Washington 10/18/2007

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source: Longview Daily News
A 95-car freight train with four locomotives was going less than 45 mph when 13 cars jumped the tracks about 3 a.m. at a concrete block crossing on the road leading to the ferry terminal, he said. No one was injured and the cause of the derailment was under investigation. One of the derailed cars contained ethylene glycol, a component of antifreeze that is considered a hazardous substance, but remained upright and did not leak or pose any threat to the environment, Melonas said.

The other cars carried mostly agricultural products, including wheat, soybeans and soybean oil.
This is about 8 miles from the deralilment in DuPont, see 7259 and is another accident of the Union Pacific running on BSNF tracks.  I managed to get down there with Jason and snap some pictures to supplement the the media coverage.

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