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Coal Train Derails Near Speedway

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews are trying to clean up after a California-bound train loaded with coal derailed in the northeast part of Las Vegas.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says nobody was injured when 19 rail cars and a locomotive went off the tracks a little before 10 p.m. Sunday.

Davis says workers are trying to get the cars upright again, clean up the coal and fix the tracks so they can get the line running again by 4 a.m. Tuesday. He says about 12 trains use the line each day.

Officials are investigating what caused the derailment for the train, which included four locomotives and 103 cars each carrying about 75 tons of coal.

The train was headed from a mine in Carbon County, Utah, to a utility company in Mojave, Calif.

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