Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific trains collided late Wednesday near Dayton’s Bluff causing a BNSF train on the adjacent track to derail. Photo by Khang Lu.
UPDATE: No Injuries in Three Train Derailment in St. Paul
By Railfan & Railroad Staff
St. PAUL, Minn. — No one was injured when three trains from three different railroads derailed at a junction in St. Paul, Minn., late Wednesday.
Shortly after 5 p.m., on August 25, a Canadian Pacific train collided with a Union Pacific train at a switch on CP tracks near Dayton’s Bluff. Two CP locomotives and a UP locomotive left the rails. That collision resulted in the derailment of a lumber car in the middle of a BNSF Railway train on an adjacent track.
No hazardous materials were involved, although the incident did delay Amtrak’s westbound Empire Builder.
A CP spokesperson said that all three railroads were working together to clear the derailment and reopen the line.