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Preliminary Report: Derailment near Brainerd, Minnesota

Coal train C-SCMSUC0-09 derailed near Brainerd, Minnesota at 4:20 p.m. CT on July 10, 2011. This location is approximately 30 miles east of Staples, Minnesota.

BNSF personnel are on site to determine the impact. At the current time, we do not have an estimate on the opening of the main track; however, reroutes are being established in order to minimize impact to our customers. BNSF will continue to provide you with additional information as it becomes available. Customers may experience delays of 12 to 24 hours on shipments moving through this area.

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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