A Kansas City Southern train derailed this afternoon in Robstown, Texas. Ten covered hoppers (Southern Belle) carrying corn derailed just along the Highway that runs parallel with the tracks. The train had departed from Corpus Christi and derailed between Corpus Christi and the UP interchange at Robstown. Traffic was backed up along the highway while crews began the cleanup process. No injuries were reported and the cause of the derailment is still unknown. KCS officials could not be contacted for comment.
Pictures of the derailment can be seen here: