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BNSF train derails in Oklahoma (updated)

By Trains Staff | April 14, 2024

| Last updated on April 15, 2024

No injuries reported; cars involved carried ties

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Derailed cars of railroad ties
About 20 cars of a BNSF train derailed Saturday, April 13, in Wyandotte, Okla. KOAM-TV via Facebook

WYANDOTTE, Okla. — An estimated 20 cars of a BNSF Railway train derailed Saturday (April 13) in Wyandotte, blocking the railroad’s main line on the Cherokee Subdivision, the route between Springfield, Mo., and Tulsa, Okla.

KOAM-TV reports the derailment occurred about 7:40 p.m. and blocks Main Street and East 153rd Road in Wyandotte, a community of 488 people just 6 miles from the Missouri state line in the northeast corner of Oklahoma. No injuries were reported. The cars involved were carrying crossties.

A BNSF customer advisory reports the line was reopened to traffic at 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.

— Updated April 15 at 7:05 a.m. CT with line reopening.

4 thoughts on “BNSF train derails in Oklahoma (updated)

  1. Stillwater Central just had a derail west of Tulsa a couple of weeks ago. BNSF also had a big derail near Alva a month ago. Must be Oklahoma’s month to derail.

    It does make me wonder since the temps just broke into the 80’s around Tulsa this week.

  2. At least there’s one bright side, they don’t have to send out a work train with new ties. The MOW crew can off load ties from the cars to repair the track torn up in the derailment.

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