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Second train derailment in Pocatello in eight days scatters train cars, tracks and grain


Pocatello train derailment, June 10, 2022

Derailed train cars near the South Valley overpass in Pocatello. | Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com

POCATELLO — A second train has derailed in Pocatello in eight days.

A derailment that appears to involve separate trains occurred Friday morning near the overpass on South Valley. This wreck comes just over one week after Union Pacific reported no injuries following a previous derailment near Bannock Highway.

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The two trains appear to have been running side-by-side when the derailment occurred. They are both now stopped on the damaged tracks, and it appears that grain or corn has been spewed from some of the damaged cars.

In addition to the damaged and overturned train cars visible from the overpass, there is also one overturned rail car below the overpass, near the pillar. The tracks near the site of the derailment appear to have sustained significant damage.

The Idaho Transportation Department reports that there were no injuries in the crash.

Railway crews are at the site of the derailment.

EastIdahoNews.com has requested information from Union Pacific and will update this story as that information is made available.

Pocatello train derailment, June 10, 2022
Pocatello train derailment, June 10, 2022
Pocatello train derailment, June 10, 2022
Pocatello train derailment, June 10, 2022
Pocatello train derailment, June 10, 2022

Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com

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