Three trains on three railroads derailed within 30 hours of each other this week

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WAUKESHA, Wis. — Two collapsed bridges and an unknown number of freight cars are on the ground after a spate of derailments on three Class I railroads within 30 hours of each other on Tuesday and Wednesday.

First, on Tuesday afternoon, a Manitoba derailment sent several cars of a Canadian Pacific train off the rails, damaging a bridge, a CP representative confirms. Media outlet Pembina Valley online reports that cars with vegetable oil derailed about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

To the south, in Nebraska City, Neb., a road bridge over Union Pacific tracks collapsed. A derailment at the spot shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday involved at least seven corn carrying freight cars, according to KOLN-TV in Lincoln, Neb.

Less than two hours later and 200 miles north of Nebraska City, a BNSF Railway train derailed about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to KIWA radio

The station cites a railroad spokesman saying giving the derailment time and saying that 26 of 83 cars on the train derailed and that there were no injuries.

No injuries have been reported in the three incidents.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report incorrectly state the cause of the CP derailment, the wreck is currently under investigation. 8:45 a.m. Aug. 2, 2019, Central time. 

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