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Tue January 3, 2012
Train derails in Kalamazoo, injuries and spills avoided
According to a report by Simon A. Thalmann with the Kalamazoo Gazette, a freight train derailed this morning in Kalamazoo when it encountered a damaged section of track, but Grand Elk Railroad officials say all rail cars remained upright and nothing was spilled as a result of the accident.
"It gets cold and the rail gets brittle," a Grand Elk official said of the section of rail that broke. "The circumstances were right."
A section of rail about 60 feet long broke, with one rail protruding upward and the other snapped and lying in snow.
The train was carrying liquid clay to Graphic Packaging when it derailed at around 10 a.m., according to railroad officials.
Photos of the derailment by the Gazette's Fritz Klug can be found here.