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Coal train derails near FairburyTell North Platte what you think
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Five excavators at work in this still shot from 10­11 television.

A crew worked feverishly Sunday to clean up the wreckage of 41 coal cars that derailed at 1 a.m. near Fairbury.

The full-loaded cars left the tracks three miles southeast of Fairbury, just off of U.S. Highway 8, according to 10/11 television.

Jim Headley with the Fairbury Journal News told 10/11 that coal cars were stacked 20-30 feet in the air.

Salvage equipment converged on the wreckage and worked furiously to clear the tracks.

No one was injured. The cause was not reported.

For a video of the machines at work, click HERE.

The derailment happened near the back yard of Mike and Jami Diller, who already feel neglected. A bridge that the Dillerís need to drive in and out of their home has fallen into disrepair, and neither the city or county will repair it. The Dillers told 10-11 that they worry about what will happen in an emergency. The derailment was an uncomfortable reminder.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 2/4/2013
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