The Spokesman Reveiw reports:

Two railroad engines and a boxcar came off the tracks Wednesday about nine miles south of Northport, Wash.

The derailment was reported about 11 a.m., after the cars – owned by Kettle Falls International Railways – slid about 50 feet down an embankment toward the Columbia River, officials said.

The state Department of Ecology is responding to determine any environmental damage. No significant fuel was reported leaking from the engines, which contain about 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel, officials said.

Two railroad workers received minor injuries, said Rick Anderson, with Stevens County Emergency Services. A landslide over the tracks may have been a cause.

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