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April 30, 2007 J.P.

Nelson Illinois Union Pacific Derailment 2007.JPG

Nelson, Illinois

An eastbound loaded coal train derailed on Union Pacific's busy Geneva Subdivision in northern Illinois Sunday at approximately 2:30 pm. The train, the CBTND-27 derailed a total of 14 cars. Three cars fell into the Rock River west of Dixon, with the roadbed under the cars sliding into the river as well. The derailment blocked main track no. 1 at MP 105.6 on the former Chicago & North Western Chicago-Omaha portion of the Overland Route. The bridge appeared to sustain no damage from the derailment. Main line no. 2 was not blocked, and UP began running trains through the area at about 7 p.m. Sunday on the remaining open track. Derailment engineering firm Hulcher was on the scene with heavy equipment.
This Derailment was thought to be caused by Sun Kink. no one was hurt.

Some info from Trains Magazine Newswire.

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