A propane train derailed Monday in the port of West Sacramento when a rail tie broke, causing the tracks beneath the cars to give way, a railroad official said.
There was no spillage and there appears to be no damage to the train, according to representatives of Sierra Northern Railway, the train operator. The six derailed cars remained upright, with their wheels on the ground.
Kennan Beard, president of the rail company, said the train, with about 20 cars, was traveling at about 7 miles per hour when the track broke. The cars were carrying propane, but an inspection showed no punctures, he said.
The company plans to bring in a crane Thursday to hoist the cars to an adjacent track.
Beard said his company will report the incident to the Federal Railroad Administration, as required by federal regulations.
West Sacramento's port business manager, Rick Toft, said West Sacramento Fire Department responded to the scene Monday evening, but was not required to conduct any hazardous materials operations.