“The train had a problem with a bad airline while moving through Newton and could not be moved until it was repaired,” said Steve Forsberg, regional media representative for Burlington Northern - Santa Fe. “That caused the crossings to be blocked for 30-45 minutes.”


For a few minutes Wednesday morning Newton was nearly cut in half — a train had broken down, leaving a string of stopped railcars parked in Newton.

The cars closed crossings at Main, Broadway, High and 12th streets.

“The train had a problem with a bad airline while moving through Newton and could not be moved until it was repaired,” said Steve Forsberg, regional media representative for Burlington Northern - Santa Fe. “That caused the crossings to be blocked for 30-45 minutes.”

For more on this story, see Thursday's Kansan