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Train derailment cause still unknown

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August 23, 2016 | Denton RC | Railroad officials still aren’t sure what caused a Union Pacific freight train to derail off a bridge over Denton Creek on Sunday, sending tons of Wyoming coal bound for Central Texas power plants onto creek banks and into the water.

Whether a bridge failure triggered the derailment or the derailment caused the bridge to fail, the bridge spans came down Monday. Demolition and clean-up work that began Sunday night continued all day Monday. Officials expect the work to last at least a week, according to Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff.

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