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Union Pacific freight train derails in Texas on flooded tracks

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October 24, 2015 | Reuters |  A Union Pacific freight train carrying cement derailed in Texas on Saturday as flood waters covered the tracks about 55 miles (90 km) south of Dallas, putting locomotives and some of its rail cars on their side, according to a company spokesman and TV footage.

The two crew members operating the train swam to safety after the derailment, Jeff DeGraff, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman, told CNN.

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