No Injuries In Train Derailment

By KBJR News 1

June 5, 2011 Updated Jun 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's Newscenter) - No one was injured this afternoon when a train in Superior derailed in a residential neighborhood.

Authorities say three freight train cars came off the track around 10th Avenue East in Superior just before 2PM on Sunday.

Officials with the Union Pacific Railroad Company in Superior say the train was carrying mostly empty cars, with a few of the cars involved carrying windmill parts.

Company officials say nothing dangerous was spilled in the derailment.

The cause of the derailment has not yet been determined.

Witnesses who saw the incident say they first knew something was wrong by the noise the train was making.

Officials with the Union Pacific Railroad Company in Superior say the train was mostly carrying empty cars, with a few of the cars involved carrying windmill parts.

Company officials say nothing dangerous was spilled in the derailment.

"Well it was a hammering sound of the wheel. I mean normally train wheels are 'clitter-clatter' and that, in the case of this one it was hammering like somebody was hitting a sledge hammer on the rail," said John Degnan who lives by the railroad tracks.

An investigation into what caused the train derailment is being conducted by company officials.