Digest: BNSF train derails in Arizona, prompting lengthy ‘Southwest Chief’ delay


More Monday morning rail news:

BNSF intermodal train derails in Arizona, stopping Southwest Chief

No injuries were reported when a BNSF intermodal train derailed Sunday afternoon near Joseph City, Ariz., KPHO-TV reports. Photos show several double-stack well cars off the tracks, with containers overturned. The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office says the accident was reported about 1 p.m., and no hazardous materials were involved. Joseph City is 23 miles east of Winslow, Ariz. Amtrak reports on Twitter that as of Monday morning, the westbound Southwest Chief that departed Chicago on Saturday remains stopped in Albuquerque, N.M., because of the derailment and that “extensive delays are expected.”

CSX train derails on bridge at Cincinnati yard

Two locomotives and six cars of a CSX Transportation train derailed early Sunday morning on a bridge at Cincinnati’s Queensgate Yard, leading to a fuel leak from the locomotives and forcing a continuing street closure. WXIX-TV reports about 1,000 gallons of fuel leaked from one of the locomotives onto Gest Street, which remains closed “as a precaution and to facilitate cleanup,” according to a CSX spokesman. All six freight cars were empty, according to the Cincinnati Fire Department. The accident also led to a power outage, but service has since been restored.

Construction of Boca Raton Brightline station to begin in March

Construction on a new Brightline station in Boca Raton, Fla., will begin in March with construction of a temporary parking lot and garden, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The work will begin more than a year after the Boca Raton City Council approved the $46 million project, which received $16.35 million federal grant last year. The facility is scheduled to open in 2022.



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