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Preliminary Report: Derailment near McPherson, Iowa

We have a preliminary report that coal train C BTMCNM0-26 and unit train U BRGCRI5-12 derailed at McPherson, Iowa. This location is approximately 60 miles west of Creston, Iowa.

BNSF personnel are on site to determine the impact. There is no current estimate on opening of the main track. BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 24 to 48 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

Updated shipment information is always available through the secure Rail Central web tool at If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.

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