Colorado: Durango train derailment likely due to hot weather

June 20, 2017

By Mary Shinn, Reporter, The Journal; June 19, 2017

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad derailment late Saturday afternoon was the second worst incident in more than 30 years, and the second in one day on the tracks.

The train was returning from Silverton when two passenger cars came off the rails around 4:30 p.m., likely because warm weather damaged the rails, railroad spokesman Christian Robbins said Monday.

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