Train derails near Abilene grain elevator

Railroad Crossing (KSN photo)

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) – A Union Pacific train has derailed near a grain elevator in Abilene.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite says the derailment happened at 3:50 p.m. on Monday. No injuries were reported.

Hite says the train was headed into customer facility when the 10 empty cars derailed and broke a power pole. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

According to Hite, train cars that derailed on private property will be righted by the property owner. The Salina Journal reports that Union Pacific’s main line was cleared and reopened by about 8 p.m.