MCPHERSON, KS. – Two empty tanker cars fell off the tracks after a train derailed on Friday morning, Feb.17, on a spur of the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad between Woodside and Euclid streets in McPherson.
According to Capt. Mike Terry of the McPherson Police Department, the derailment occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Friday, halting the train and shutting down the spur.
The Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad, owners of the track where the accident occurred, had to wait eight hours for the equipment to arrive from outside the area in order to right the derailed cars.
Terry said he had been told righting the derailed cars took about three hours and a thorough inspection of other cars on the train was required before reopening the spur.
The incident remains under investigation.
Source: McPherson Sentinel
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