April 04, 2020

B&A cars derail on T1 R7 overpass

Nine cars in a 14-car Bangor and Aroostook Railroad train derailed Monday afternoon, blocking a bridge overpass over Route 11 on the Grindstone Road in Township 1 Range 7.

Shirley Strout, B&A spokesman, said the cause of the derailment was being investigated. It was reported at 1:30 p.m. She said no injuries were reported.

Strout said the two-engine, 14-car train was traveling south on the company’s main line. She said all of the derailed cars were upright, but were “jammed” in the bridge overpass and about three car lengths beyond it.

Seven of the nine derailed cars were loaded with lumber and wood chips.

She said crews were evaluating the situation. She said traffic would be rerouted until the damage was assessed. She said the main line also was used by the Canadian Pacific Railroad and Canadian National.

The spokesman said some diesel fuel spilled when a fuel tank ruptured. “We don’t know the extent of it.”

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