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Derailment - Marcel, CA

At approximately 15:45 p.m. PT Friday, December 22, 2006, Union Pacific train MWCRVB derailed fourteen cars blocking the single main at Marcel, CA. This location is approximately 41 miles east of Bakersfield, CA on the Mojave subdivision where BNSF shares trackage rights with the UPRR.

The Union Pacific has set the estimated time of opening for 2:00p.m. PT, December 23, 2006. You will receive further updates as they become available.

This will only impact traffic coming from and going to Northern California. 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