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Union Pacific has a history of derailments at Boone rail yard

(Source: Des Moines Register, November 5, 2019)

BOONE, Iowa — Over the past eight years, trains derailed 15 times in a Boone Union Pacific rail yard before a Saturday derailment caused a gas leak. Most of the derailments in the two-mile stretch of the rail yard happened at slow speeds and caused no injuries. Saturday's derailment caused a handful of nearby businesses to be evacuated as the city and Union Pacific got the gas leak under control.

Full story: Des Moines Register

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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