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25 train cars derail in Idaho, spilling grain

 


A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with grain has derailed in a remote canyon in Idaho, about 18 miles east of Bonners Ferry.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says 24 cars derailed Sunday afternoon as the train with four locomotives and 97 loads of grain headed from Castle Point, near Glasgow, to Kalama, Wash., at about 18 mph.

This morning two of the cars had been rerailed. The other 22 are going to be shoved off on the side of the track to allow traffic to resume and will be removed over the next three weeks.

Melonas said that crews would be working throughout the night to g...



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