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BNSF Coal Train Derails in Nebraska



February 11, 2024 - Three locomotives and 57 cars of a BNSF coal train derailed early this morning (Friday, Feb. 9) near Cairo, News Channel Nebraska reports.

No injuries were reported in the incident about 4:45 a.m. along State Route 2, which blocked crossings in a 3-mile stretch from High Street in Cairo to 110th Road southeast of the community.



Three locomotives and 57 cars were involved in this derailment of a BNSF coal train on Friday, Feb. 9. Screen capture from News Channel Nebraska video.

Both main tracks have been taken out of service; BNSF did not yet have an estimated time for reopening in an advisory to customers today. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Cairo is 17 miles northwest of Grand Island, Neb., on BNSF’s Ravenna Subdivision.