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This is the car the Caledonia Fire Department initially thought might topple over, but they quickly assessed that it didn’t pose a threat of falling off. However, firefighters did close 5 Mile Road to allow Union Pacific Railroad officials to get the equipment they needed into the area. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
Hulcher crews, the company contracted by the Union Pacific Railroad to do the train derailment clean-up, pulls the tangled cars out of the massive coal pile. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
Officials with the Caledonia Fire Department closed 5 Mile Road Jan. 19 after 19 of a 135-car train derailed on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at 5:50 a.m. on Five Mile Road between Highway 38 and Nicholson Road. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
Diving into the wreck. The excavator with claw attachment was pulling wreckage out of the pile after a 19-car derailment on the Union Pacific Railroad line on Five Mile Road between Highway 38 and Nicholson Road Jan. 19. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann).
Backing up to the pile with a side boom CAT. Crews worked through the night Sunday to clean-up after a 19-car derailment on the Union Pacific Railroad on 5 Mile Road between Highway 38 and NIcholson Road on Jan. 19. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
The cars almost went off the 5 Mile Road bridge after 19-cars were derailed off the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at 5:50 a.m. Jan. 19. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann).
Racine Unified teacher and railroad historian, Keith Kohlman, took hundreds of photos from the scene of a 19-car train derailment that happened in Caledonia early Sunday morning. Here’s what the clean-up efforts looked like as workers focused on cleaning up 15 cars worth of coal that had tipped over. Check out our coverage here: Union Pacific Delayed Reporting Caledonia Train Derailment For Over An Hour Caledonia Train Derailment: ‘It’s Destroyed Everything,’ Say Fire Officials

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.