BNSF suffers derailment in MinnesotaBNSF suffers derailment in Minnesota

Written by David C. Lester, Editor

A BNSF freight train derailed and struck another BNSF train on Thursday, February 17, 2022.


On Thursday, February 17, around 9:00 a.m., a BNSF freight train derailed in the town of Frazee, Minnesota, about 170 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

The derailed train struck another train on an adjacent track, which was reportedly stopped. No one was injured and no hazardous materials were released.

Traffic on BNSF mainlines was impacted following the incident


RT&S contacted BNSF for comment on the derailment and received the following response from media relations:

“On Thursday, February 17, 2022 at approximately 9 a.m., a BNSF train carrying consumer products derailed near Frazee, Minnesota. The derailment hit a second train on a nearby track. There were no injuries and no Hazmats were compromised. The incident is under investigation. Traffic on BNSF’s mainlines was impacted following the incident. Crews worked safely and quickly to clear the cars and repair the tracks. Both tracks were reopened late Friday.

RT&S will provide additional information about the accident if it becomes available.