Derailed train cars still in Elk Grove a month after crash

Rail cars went off the tracks into a flooded field back in February, but the flood waters have now receded and ABC10's John Bartell got a close look at them. (Mar. 13, 2017)

On Friday, Feb. 10, a train carrying 17 cars derailed in Elk Grove

Over a month later, the derailed cars still sit on the side of the tracks.

The cars are located along Hwy. 99, near Dillard and Eschinger Roads. The train cars were carrying food ingredients such as flour, tomatoes and cheese.

The twisted metal and busted cargo span about 100 yards. So, what's taking so long to clean-up this derailment? With the ground still soft from weeks of constant rain, it is difficult to get heavy moving equipment to the area of the derailment. 

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