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Unmanned Train Rolls 95 Miles

Associated Press

An unmanned train rolled out of the railyard here and traveled about 95 miles before it was deliberately derailed just west of Laurel, Montana Rail Link said.

The runaway train Monday night had law enforcement officials scrambling to block crossings from Big Timber to Billings.

Montana Rail Link said two unmanned locomotives and six cars rolled out of the Livingston yard at about 9 p.m. Monday. The train traveled east, reaching a speed of 42 mph at one point. The train derailed about two miles west of Laurel after workers cut tracks.

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