Twelve cars of a Union Pacific train derailed Monday afternoon in the west end of the Cheyenne Railroad yard.

The cars are known as “car racks” because they are made to carry automobiles. The news media has not reported whether the derailed railcars were loaded or not.

The cars that derailed can be seen from left to right. The tracks are parallel to U.S. 30 through Cheyenne. Courtesy photo

Cheyenne Fire and Rescue arrived at the 1900 block of W. Lincolnway just before 5 p.m. Monday, the Casper Star Tribune reported.

No hazardous materials were released. Train traffic was temporarily stopped, and a powerline was reportedly damaged, the Tribune said.

The scene was cleared by 6:31 p.m. and cleanup was underway Tuesday. The cause is under investigation, according to the report.

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