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Train Derailment Clean-up

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Railroad repair crews continue their efforts to replace the tracks destroyed during a train derailment near Randolph in Columbia County.

16 cars of a Union Pacific train got off track while traveling from St. Paul to Chicago Friday night. Crews are replacing 1,000 feet of track, as they plan to reopen the line Sunday morning.

The freight train contained non-hazardous farming products. The derailment will delay delivery of those items, but Mark Davis from Union Pacific says they accept full responsibility. "All cost is bored by Union Pacific so we will pay those shippers for their damaged goods as well as repairing of the rail cars."

Meanwhile, a group of investigators has yet to determine a cause for the derailment.


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