Wind a factor in New Mexico train derailment

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Twenty six cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed on a bridge near Logan, N.M., March 13.
New Mexico State Police
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Wind gusts of up to 64 mph likely caused these railcars to derail in northeast New Mexico.
New Mexico State Police

Twenty six cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed on the bridge over the Canadian River near Logan, N.M., Wednesday afternoon. The New Mexico State Police reported that there were no injuries.  Wind gusts of up to 64 mph were reported in the area at the time and were believed to be a factor in the derailment. Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the derailed cars were the tail end of a mixed-freight train consisting of two locomotives and 73 railcars.

This track is part of the UP Tucumcari Subdivision and is 196 miles long, extending from Vaughn, N.M., to Dalhart, Texas.  It is single-tracked main line and hosts 10 to 20 trains per day.
The portion in which the derailment occurred was once a part of Rock Island's Golden State Route.

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