Train derails in Socorro County

Updated: 10/19/2013 8:42 PM | Created: 10/19/2013 5:40 PM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

Socorro County – A broken track apparently was the cause for a train derailment that happened 18 miles south of Socorro, at approximately 5 a.m.  New Mexico State Police reported to KOB Eyewitness News that four auto haulers ended on the ground, but none of the vehicles inside fell out of the haulers.  

The locomotive pulling the cars did not stray from the train tracks and minimal fuel spilled at the site of the accident.  No injuries were reported

A spokesperson for BNSF Railway, operator for the train, indicated that the exact cause for the derailment is still under investigation.

Train derails south of Socorro
Photo: NMSP

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