UPDATED: 50 coal train cars derail in Pillager, Minn.
By Jessie Perrine
Forum News Service
PILLAGER, Minn. — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment.
About 45 train cars carrying coal left the tracks at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday west of Pillager, about 18 miles west of Brainerd in Cass County.
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