Railroad cars derail at elevators

Freedom New Mexico

Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis.
BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations.

The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment occurred, said Jeff Mochal, a spokesman for ConAgra Foods, which owns the elevators.

“It honestly sounds like what happened is the BNSF (engine) was pushing some grain back into one of our mills and it sounds like five cars tipped over,” he said.

Neither Faust nor Mochal knew Monday what time the incident occurred.

Faust said the cars were back on the tracks within about 12 hours of the derailment.