Renville County Train Derailment 01 Feb 14

A train derailed just east of Olivia Friday afternoon. It happened at around 3pm in Renville County’s Bird Island Township. Authorities say there were 3 empty tanker cars and a full coal car that went off the tracks, but none of them tipped. An intersection and a private driveway were blocked by the derailment, and TC&W Railroad personnel were working to clear the blockage and repair the railway Friday evening. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office and Renville County Highway Department were assisting at the scene. The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.