Union Pacific train derails in NW Houston

August 17, 2009 4:13:13 AM PDT
Crews are investigating a train derailment that happened around 8pm Sunday in northwest Houston. Investigators say the Union Pacific cargo train was moving very slowly and derailed along the Hempstead Highway near Antoine. Only the first engine that was pulling the train jumped the tracks. The train simply came to a stop, but the diesel tank under the train was ruptured.

Crews spent the night cleaning it up. No one was hurt.

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