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Montana Derailment
Oct 23, 2004

No One Hurt as Cars Tumble off Track
A Chicago-bound freight train derailed on a railroad trestle just outside Cut Bank early Friday morning, tossing 40 containers alongside the tracks and blocking mainline traffic across the Hi-Line. ‘No one was injured in the accident, which happened at 1:13 a.m. as the train started to cross the bridge, hauling everything from motorcycle tires to lumber. Investigators haven't determined what caused the train, which originated in Tacoma, Wash., to skip the tracks, Melonas said. Friday's accident is BNSF's third derailment in a month in northcentral Montana.