Saturday, March 2, 2024

BNSF train derails just outside Exeter

A BNSF train struck a fertlizer truck at the railroad crossing on Road 20 just west of Exeter Friday morning around 10:40 a.m. No major injuries were sustained. There are no cross arms at this intersection and a 15 mph speed limit sign is posted. Road 20 was blocked off north and south of the intersection and a team of recovery and repair equipment was quickly dispatched from BNSF.  The crew removed enough damaged equipment to move the cars in good shape by Friday evening and worked through the night with lights to clear the tracks and begin the repair.  The Exeter Gun Club sits just to the north of the tracks and power was shut off to the club while the crews worked on the tracks.  


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