Jumped the tracks
Torn and broken like discarded toys, railroad cars laid askew Saturday after a train derailed in Olivehurst.
The southbound 100-car Union Pacific freight train derailed at about 6 a.m. from a track parallel to Highway 65 near McGowan Parkway.
No one was injured.
Only two people were on board the train at the time, the conductor and engineer.
Six cars transporting grain broke free, Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said.
The cars that derailed were carrying a shipment of grain from Nebraska to Bakersfield. Heaps of golden corn kernels covered the tracks and rail bed.
Davis did not know who owned the
Union Pacific employees and contract workers spent most of Saturday disassembling and removing the wrecked cars.
Vacuum trucks sucked up the grain.
Davis said the rail line would be reopened by Saturday night.