7 / 24 Railroad Tracks in Slinger Re-Opened

Things are slowly returning to normal operating procedures for the two rail road companies that operate along tracks thru the Village of Slinger. The railroad tracks have been cleared of train cars since Sunday night‘s derailment, but train cars still need to be removed from the area. Officials from the two companies estimate that may take several more days maybe even a few weeks.  According to Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron all the tracks were re-opened to train traffic by Tuesday night. A total of ten railcars and three engines derailed Sunday night at a rail intersection in the village. Two people were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. Wisconsin & Southern spokesman Ken Lucht said the southbound Canadian National train hit the rear of the northbound train. Dozens of neighborhood homes were evacuated after thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a locomotive. The incident remains under investigation by both federal authorities and representatives from both companies
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