Train car derails, hits "Derailed" bar in Charles City - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Train car derails, hits "Derailed" bar in Charles City

Posted: Updated:

Police say a freight train car that derailed in Charles City rolled into and damaged a trackside bar called "Derailed."

Police Chief Hugh Anderson says the accident happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday as crews moved rail cars and changed connections in Charles City. He says it appears that the track separated and the grain car tipped about 45 degrees into the back of the bar.

Anderson says a patrol officer called him to say a train car had derailed into Derailed, adding that "it's not every day you get to say that."

No one was injured. The bar owner estimates damage at $10,000.

Powered by Frankly