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Workers removing train which blew off tracks

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Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

More than two months after high winds blew a train off a bridge in Lufkin, workers have begun the process of picking up the attached cars which went off the tracks.

Workers were out Thursday morning. A locomotive was on the bridge over John Redditt Drive pulling the cars.

Workers used cranes to pull cars up from an angle and placed them back on the tracks. Another train took the cars in groups away from the bridge.

Eighty-mile-per-hour winds took the train off the bridge on Dec. 13. The two cars were attached to 64 other cars, which went off the tracks in a domino effect.

The cars which blew off the bridge were removed that night but the remaining cars have remained lying on the side of the tracks, leaving a sight to be seen for passing drivers for the past two months.

When the car closest to the roadway was removed, police shutdown the loop so workers could safely move the car without having to worry about accidentally hitting a passing vehicle

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