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Train derails in Pleasanton

Train derails in Pleasanton
COURTESY Officials comb the wreckage of a Union Pacific freight train that derailed near Second Street in Pleasanton Sept. 25.

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Wilson County News
September 25, 2012, 1:20pm
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PLEASANTON -- Officials from the Union Pacific Railroad are searching for the cause of a train derailment here this morning.

Lt. Ronald Sanchez of the Pleasanton Police Department said police were called to the 2900 block of Second Street at approximately 8 a.m. The location is near the junction of U.S. 281 and S.H. 97.

When they arrived, officers found that five cars from a freight train hauling gravel had left the tracks. Three of the cars toppled over. Sanchez said the conductor reported that he was traveling at just 5 mph prior to the incident. There were no injuries.

Officers from the Union Pacific Railroad Police assisted Pleasanton officers at the scene.

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William J. Gibbs Jr.  
September 25, 2012 1:55pm
Union Pacific spokesman Raquel Espinosa said at 2:50 p.m. that three of the cars already have been re-tracked, and crews expect to have the section of track reopened by midnight.

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