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Workers with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, led by Roadmaster Tom Leicester, center, work Wednesday to repair a bent section of rail near the Burr Street overpass in Mitchell. The rail was damaged when two locomotives hauling an 85-car freight train derailed around 12:15 a.m. (Chris Mueller/Republic)

Train derails in Mitchell

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Two eastbound locomotives hauling an empty 85-car freight train derailed at about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday just west of the Burr Street railroad bridge in Mitchell.


No one was hurt and no cargo was spilled in the derailment, said Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokeswoman Amy McBeth. Both locomotives stayed upright after running off the tracks, she said.

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