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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Union Pacific freight train traveling from Chicago to St. Paul on Saturday August 25, derailed on railroad tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

A Union Pacific train derailed in St. Paul, MN under the 7th St bridge just north of I-94 on August 25, 2012. Photo credit:

According to Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis, the accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday when five empty cars of one of their trains derailed upright. The train had 114 cars altogether.

Map showing location of a Union Pacific train derailment under the 7th St bridge near I-94 in St. Paul, MN on August 25, 2012.

According to the media, no injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

In an email, Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokeswoman Amy McBeth said vehicle traffic was not impacted and she expected the tracks to be open later Saturday.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Posted by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and railroad injury lawyer blog that publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.

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