Four ‘Auto Rack’ Rail Cars Off the Tracks at Montana Rail Link
We have learned that several Montana Rail Link cars have derailed in the train yard in Missoula.
A retired Montana Rail Link engineer told us that the four cars that have derailed are referred to as ‘auto racks’, as they contain three levels with new automobiles on each level.
We spoke to Montana Rail Link Director of Communications Andrew Garland. "We had a low-speed derailment in our Missoula yard,” said Garland. “There were no injuries that came with the derailment and the cause of the derailment is still under investigation.”
Garland had no comment on the investigation process and said more information would be released as it becomes available.
Our news partners at NBC Montana have drone footage of the incident.