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Freight Train Derails in Barrio Logan

Barrio Logan Roads Reopened After Derailed Train

Roads at Cesar Chavez Parkway and Harbor Drive in Barrio Logan reopened Thursday morning after a freight train derailed Wednesday night, blocking the street. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez explains the tedious task of getting it back on the tracks. (Published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014)

A freight train derailed at Cesar Chavez Parkway and Harbor Drive, closing the main route in Barrio Logan for about 12 hours.

An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the BNSF freight train to derail around 10 p.m. Wednesday, a company supervisor told NBC 7.

The train was supposed to deliver cars to Clovis, New Mexico but never left the train yard off Cesar Chavez Parkway.

WATCH: Freight Train Derails in Barrio LoganWATCH: Freight Train Derails in Barrio Logan

This is video that captured a freight train derailment that's causing problems for commuters near downtown San Diego on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
(Published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014)

Rail crews removed wheels that had unhinged off the train, then used a crane to get the freight car back upright. Crews are now working to fix the broken tracks.

The road reopened to traffic around 9 a.m. Thursday, three hours earlier than expected. 

No one was injured. Toyota said that eight of its cars were damaged in the derailment.

Freight Train Derailment Causes DelaysFreight Train Derailment Causes Delays

NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the attempts to right a freight train that slipped off its tracks in Barrio Logan.
(Published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014)

According to Federal Railroad Administration’s website, BNSF Railway Company has had 116 derailments this year. In 2013, there were 118 and 111 in 2012.

In comparison, Union Pacific RR Co. has had 146 derailments this year.

There have been 18 derailments in California this year among all the major railroad companies.

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