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Union Pacific cleanup crews on scene near Gothenburg for coal train derailment

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Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.(Melanie Standiford)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 8:13 AM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2022 at 10:41 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - An eastbound Union Pacific train carrying coal from Wyoming derailed around 7:30 a.m. Thursday about two miles southeast of Gothenburg. The Union Pacific Railroad said about 30 coal cars derailed.

Union Pacific worked quickly to clear one track so train travel could continue. Clean-up crews from the Union Pacific are actively clearing the other two tracks as of Thursday afternoon. The Union Pacific Railroad expects to have the derailment cleaned up by Friday afternoon.

Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.(Melanie Standiford)
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.(Melanie Standiford)
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.(Melanie Standiford)
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.
Clean up crews at train derailment near Gothenburg, Thursday afternoon.(Melanie Standiford)

The Nebraska State Patrol Troop D posted the following to their Twitter page, earlier this morning.

No injuries reported in train derailment near Gothenburg
No injuries reported in train derailment near Gothenburg(NSP Troop D Twitter)

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