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Train derails near Benbrook Lake

A train derailed in rural Tarrant County on Thursday morning.
A train derailed in rural Tarrant County on Thursday morning.

A Fort Worth & Western Railroad train derailed Thursday in rural Tarrant County, tipping over two locomotives and spilling diesel fuel.

Fort Worth fire officials contained the leak by about noon.

The derailment was reported at about 10:45 a.m. near Rocky Creek Park Road and McPherson Boulevard.

Officials had to drive about a mile and a half off the road to find the train, Fire Department spokesman Kyle Clay said. On their way to the train, one of their trucks started a small grass fire, which was also contained.

One of the locomotives carried about 4,500 gallons of diesel.

The derailment separated the two locomotives from the rest of the train.

Fort Worth & Western Railroad workers were on the scene about 1 p.m., trying to get a crane to the site to remove the locomotives, Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois said.

“The train was way down the track where nobody could get to it,” Renois said.

Repeated calls to Fort Worth & Western were not returned Thursday.

Ryan Osborne: 817-390-7684, @RyanOsborneFWST

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