Train Derails Near Kremmling, Cleanup Continues To Reopen Rail Line

Kremmling (AP) About a hundred people are working to replace track and reopen a rail line closed Tuesday after a train derailed. A spokesman for Union Pacific says the line about eight miles west of Kremmling in northwestern Colorado likely will be open early Wednesday.

Crews are replacing 120 feet of track damaged when nine empty cars went off the track. The train was traveling from Pueblo to Axial. Union Pacific Spokesman Mark Davis says some of the cars went off the track in a tunnel. The railroad doesn't know what caused the derailment.

No one was injured, but the accident is causing some trouble for Amtrak riders. Amtrak uses the line for passenger travel from Salt Lake City to Denver.

Passengers who planned on getting off between Fraser and Kremmling had to take a bus instead.

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