Broken axle blamed for Iowa derailment


August 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DENISON, Iowa (AP) – A train derailment in west-central Iowa has been blamed on a broken axle. Union Pacific says a loaded coal train headed to Illinois sustained the break about 6:15 p.m. Monday. Two cars derailed. The cars were put back on the tracks early Tuesday morning.

About 600 rail ties damaged in the accident must be replaced. No injuries were reported.