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Preliminary Report: Derailment at Cliff, California

The Union Pacific Railway reported a train derailed at Cliff, California Sunday, May 5, 2013. This location is
approximately 30 miles south of Bakersfield, California. BNSF trains operate over this segment of track and
cannot advance until a route is open.

UP personnel are currently working to reopen this lane and estimate the track will reopen Monday, May 6,
2013 at 8:00 am CT. BNSF will continue to provide 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.
Your shipments that may be delayed include the following, along with ETAs reflected in the BNSF system at the time this advisory was issued:

If you have any questions, please send an email to