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T.P. & W. Train Derails in Iroquois County

CRESCENT CITY --  Six cars on an eastbound Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad (T.P. & W) freight train derailed Saturday (7/7/12) along U-S. Route 24, east of Crescent City.

There was no injury.  There was no hazardous material involved, and railroad repair crews were expected to have the rail line running again by Monday.

The cause of the derailment, which may have been heat related, is under investigation, according to T.P. & W. spokesman Steve Lee.  The derailed cars remained upright.

The six derailed hoppers were the final cars on a 112-car freight train.  The derailment, just east of Iroquois County Road 1800 N, was reported at approximately 1:17 pm.  Crescent-Iroquois firefighters responded to a minor timber fire resulting from the derailment. 

Repair crews were completing restoration work Sunday.


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