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ARTICLE EXCERPT: WEST GLACIER - A BNSF Railway freight train derailed near West Glacier early Friday morning, disrupting Amtrak’s Empire Builder and freight traffic through northwest Montana.
According to BNSF spokesperson Gus Melonas, the freight train was traveling east from Seattle to Chicago when it derailed going onto a sidetrack to meet another train. The train’s four locomotives and the first freight car, carrying apples and frozen meat, all derailed during the accident shortly before 3 a.m. Melonas said no one was injured and the cause of the accident is under investigation.