Train derailment in Shiner

Shiner Train has derailed on US 90, blocking all main crossings in Shiner

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Skyview25 by Bianca Gonzales

SHINER, Texas – TxDOT Yoakum announced that a train has derailed on US 90 in Shiner. The train is blocking all main crossings in Shiner. They request that the public please use alternate routes as you cannot cross any railroad crossing in Shiner.

Photos by Bianca Gonzales and Skyview25

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Updated Saturday at 12:06 p.m.

A spokesperson with Union Pacific said 17 train cars were involved in the derailment Friday evening. The train was going 34 mph when it derailed. No one was hurt and there were no hazardous materials on board the train.

The train derailed around 6:42 p.m. Friday at mile pole 83 in the area known as the Cuero subdivision. The train had 150 loaded coal cars. Union Pacific’s environmental team was on scene reviewing the incident.

The train was coming from Wyoming and headed to Coleto Creek.

There was at least one report on social media about a vehicle parked nearby that may have sustained minor damage from debris. The Union Pacific Critical Care line is 1-888-877-7267.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation. The damaged cars will be cut up for scrap metal. The rail cars were cleaned up by 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The railroad track was restored by 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. A spokesperson said Union Pacific can usually have most derailments cleaned up, restored and repaired within 24 hours.

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Photos: Bianca Gonzales