- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A spokesman for Union Pacific says last month’s train derailment at a rail yard in Eugene was caused by a mechanical problem.

Justin Jacobs tells The Register-Guard (https://is.gd/tjyiJC) a faulty yard locomotive was to blame. It was moving rail cars from one track to another when 13 cars derailed.

Most of the cars were empty, but one contained liquefied petroleum gas that did not spill and another was filled with corn that did spill.

No injuries were reported.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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