Officials probe train crash

Posted Feb. 26, 2010, at 8:09 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:04 p.m.

BROWNVILLE JUNCTION, Maine — A standing Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railroad Inc. locomotive was struck by a moving locomotive in Brownville Junction early Friday, resulting in the derailment of both, a railroad official said.

“We’re investigating the circumstances,” John Schultz, Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railroad vice president, said Friday. He said he expected the locomotives would be back on the track today.

Schultz said the locomotives involved in the crash were in the process of switching in the yard. As a result of the incident, there was a minor fuel leak from one of the locomotives. Schultz said the fuel was contained, promptly vacuumed up and moved off-site. The Department of Environmental Protection went to the scene of the accident, he said.