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Derailment - Hector, CA

At approximately 2:30 p.m. PT Friday, December 22, 2006, train S LPCLHA1 19 derailed twelve cars blocking both main tracks at Hector, CA. This location is approximately 33 miles east of Barstow, CA.

Currently, there is no projected time of opening set for either main track. BNSF and contract personnel are on site clearing debris and assessing damages. You will receive further updates as they become available.

Customers may experience delays between 24 to 36 hours on traffic moving through this corridor.

If you have any questions, please send an email to