June 05, 2020
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Officials probe train crash

Employees with Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railroad worked Friday to upright a locomative that was tipped on its side when another locomotive ran into it in Brownville Junction. One of the locomotives had been parked with its brakes on and authorities are investigating the cause of the incident. No one was injured. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY DIANA BOWLEY

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.

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