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Update Report: Derailment near McPherson, Iowa

In a Service Advisory issued on April 17, 2011, BNSF reported 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. Main track one was restored to service at 00:01 a.m. CT on April 18, 2011. At this current time we do not have an estimate on the reopening of main track two.

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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