Officials Reinstall Derailed Trains Near Yakima, Clean Spill
MABTON, Wash. (AP) — Three locomotives that tipped over in a train derailment last week near Mabton, Washington are now upright and the track is open for operations. BNSF spokeswoman Courtney Wallace says work continues to re-rail the other eight derailed cars and clean up spilled fuel. A semi-truck hauling farm equipment collided with the 116-car train near State Route 22 and Phillips Road on Dec. 23, causing three locomotives and eight empty grain containers to derail. Rail tracks were damaged and diesel fuel from the locomotives spilled. No one was seriously injured. Work began immediately to restore the track and clean up the fuel.