Train Derailment Litters Right of Way with Lumber
A Central Oregon and Pacific train derailed Saturday morning a half mile from the center of Glendale, about 25 miles north of Grants Pass. A conductor walking alongside the train, which was only traveling about 10 miles per hour, injured his knee avoiding the rail cars.
According to the Daily Courier two of the cars rolled on their side, spilling a large pile of lumber from the Swanson Groupís mill.
The cause of the derailment remain under investigation but was likely a broken rail.
A $5.7 million dollar project to increase the height of four tunnels in the area is scheduled for next year allowing for higher capacity rail cars to be used.