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BNSF set to reopen one line of Southern Transcon after derailment

By | August 4, 2022

Cleanup continues at site in East Galesburg, Ill.

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Heavy machinery working to rebuild track at site of derailment
Heavy machinery working to rebuild track at site of derailment
BNSF continues work to clean up Tuesday’s derailment in East Galesburg, Ill. (Jeremy J. Schrader)

EAST GALESBURG, Ill. — BNSF Railway has told customers it expects to reopen one of two tracks this morning (Thursday, Aug. 4) on its Southern Transcon main line at the site of a Tuesday derailment in East Galesburg.

In an advisory to customers Wednesday evening, the railroad estimated Track 1 would reopen at 8 a.m. CDT. An estimate to reopen Track 2 is pending.

Tri States Public Radio reports 17 cars were involved in the derailment — a decrease from the original estimate of East Galesburg’s mayor [see “BNSF train derails …,” Trains News Wire, Aug. 3, 2022], likely because of the involvement of articulated double-stack cars. South State Street in East Galesburg, at the site of the erailment, remains closed until further notice.

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