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BRIDGEPORT, NE. — Railroad crews worked throughout the day on Monday, April 22, to clean up and repair a 15 car train derailment on the BNSF tracks that occurred Sunday from a southbound coal train. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

Photo shows aerial view of BNSF train derailment on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Bridgeport, Nebraska. Photo Courtesy of Krystal Aulick.

According to, the accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, April 21, at the crossing at Main Street and Highway 88 on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks that was traveling through the community. Fifteen of the 124 rail cars derailed.

BNSF spokesperson Andy Williams said that the crossing at Main Street/Highway 88 is expected to remain closed Monday morning as crews from Burlington Northern Santa Fe conduct cleanup operation.

Williams said he hoped that a temporary crossing would be opened by Monday morning and a permanent crossing will be installed in two weeks when asphalt will be ready.

The incident remains under investigation.

Blog post by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and Nebraska railroad injury lawyer who publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.

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