Flooding and washouts continue unabated on the Union Pacific.
On Saturday, July24, a Canadian National train hauling 99 cars derailed, putting a locomotive and 24 empty intermodal cars on the ground near Pointe au Baril, Ontario. A washout is considered the most likely cause, and two crew members received minor injuries.
The flood stage for the Mississippi River is 16 ft. Right now in Davenport, Iowa, it sits at 16 ft 6 in. With a washout threatening, Canadian Pacific is taking action. The