Caldwell County train derailment damages tracks

Lalo Zamora/ReportIt

CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — We are working to get more information Thursday about a train derailment in Caldwell County.

The derailment happened in the town of Maxwell, which is about 35 miles southeast of the Austin area. KXAN viewer Lalo Zamora sent us some photos through our ReportIt feature.

The Union Pacific train was headed westbound through the small farming community around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. The seven rail cars had a cargo of corn.

There is no word on what caused the derailment, but it did cause damage to the train tracks.

A Union Pacific spokesperson said repairs to the track were completed about 8:20 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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