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Part of a BNSF freight train was knocked off the tracks north of Madras, Ore., early Monday morning. No injuries were reported and crews are at the scene assessing the damage. A short time later over in Carey, Ohio, two CSX trains collided and derailed, sending two crew members to the hospital.
In Oregon, the BNSF crew applied the emergency brakes after large rocks were spotted on the track. Five locomotives and a rail car slid off the tracks, but did not tip over. The train was pulling 80 rail cars in total, with only 11 carrying freight. It originated in Bakersfield, Calif., and was heading northbound to Pasco, Wash.
BNSF says diesel fuel leaked from one of the locomotives as a result of the accident, but it did not spread beyond the railroad right-of-way. BNSF is using containment equipment in the area as a precaution.
BNSF believes the rocks came from a 100-ft-high cliff near the tracks.
The rail line will be closed for assessment, cleanup and possible repairs.
The CSX crash in Carey, Ohio, derailed a locomotive and 25 freight cars. Most of the cars were carrying fracking sand, but there was a small diesel fuel spill at the site.
The CSX line between Toledo and Columbus, Ohio, is now blocked while crews deal with the damage. CSX is currently investigating the incident, and it is not clear if both trains were moving at the time of the collision.
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