Canadian National trains collide, explode in Mississippi

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Money, Miss., is located approximately halfway between Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., on CN's ex-Illinois Central mainline.
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MONEY, Miss. — Two Canadian National trains collided in Mississippi early Sunday morning resulting in an explosion and extensive delays to freight and passenger service.

At least one of the trains was carrying crude oil, which resulted in a fireball explosion, WLOV-TV reports. The incident happened near the small town of Money along CN’s former Illinois Central mainline. Approximately 10 to 12 cars derailed, according to local media.

The incident is delaying Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train and delays to other CN freight trains.

Trains News Wire has reached out to Canadian National and Amtrak for comment.

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