UP says no spills or injuries from train derailment near Castella

Liz Pyles
A photo of a derailed Union Pacific train car on a bridge near Castella. The photo was taken by Josh Spurlock of Dunsmuir using his drone. UP reported there were no spills or injuries involved in the derailment on April 25, 2017

Union Pacific crews are on scene where a train derailed near Castella Tuesday, April 25, about 11:30 a.m.

There were no hazardous materials or spills involved and no personal injuries were reported, said Union Pacific Media Director Justin Jacobs during a phone interview.

Jacobs said the last one or two of the 10 empty flatcars or boxcars that derailed were on a bridge that crosses the Upper Sacramento River. There was some damage to the bridge.

Crews have been on scene since yesterday re-railing or removing the cars and assessing the damage to the bridge. There is no estimated time to re-open and trains are being rerouted, Jacobs said.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.