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Intial Report: Train derailment at Columbus, MT

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 1:03 a.m. CDT, we received a preliminary report of a train derailment at Columbus, MT on the Montana Rail Link Railroad (MRL) impacting the main track. Columbus, MT is 44 miles west of Billings, MT. MRL field personnel are responding to assess the derailment site. There is no estimated time of opening for the main track at this time.

BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. The next update to this service advisory will be provided on September 26, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. CDT.

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