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Three oil cars derailed under the Magnolia Bridge in southern Interbay.

City and state officials address oil trains in Seattle after Interbay derailment

On July 24 a train with 102 cars pulling 100 loads of crude oil -- 27,000 gallons of oil -- derailed under the Magnolia Bridge in southern Interbay.

The train was moving at five miles per hour as it pulled out of a BNSF rail yard when the wheels of the second locomotive derailed. The third car, loaded with sand, went off the rails disrupting the next three cars that carried crude.

Because the cars were the new fortified safety models, no crude spilled. No one was injured.

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