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New Ford Vehicles Heavily Damaged In Arizona Derailment

Incidents involving trains are certainly nothing new, but in recent months, these types of problems have seemingly been rearing their ugly heads more often than usual. Regardless, we’ve seen more than one train derailment result in damage to new Ford vehicles, including an incident in 2020 that destroyed a slew of Ford Explorer and Lincoln Nautilus crossovers, as well as another in 2021 that smashed up a bunch of Ford F-150 pickups. Now, it has happened yet again, as around 20 train cars have derailed in Coconino County, Arizona, according to ABC 15 news.

According to BNSF Railway, the incident happened late Wednesday night, though it’s unclear what might have caused the derailment, as an investigation is currently underway. However, we do know that the cars were carrying a variety of new Ford vehicles, along with other models, all of which sustained heavy damage as a result of the crash. Luckily, there have been no reports of injuries at this time, at least.

“BNSF Railway can confirm that at approximately 11:20 pm on June 7th, approximately 20 automobile cars derailed in Williams, AZ (35 miles west of Flagstaff, AZ),” the company said in a statement. “No injuries or hazmat involved. Cause is under investigation.”

It’s unclear how long it will take to clean up this giant mess, but judging from the photos provided by Coconino County Emergency Management, it won’t be an easy task by any measure. In these pictures, we can see a number of Ford Transit vans and Ford F-150 pickups, meaning that there are likely many other new Ford vehicles buried in this massive wreckage, though it’s unclear just how many total vehicles were onboard the 20 or so cars at the time of the derailment.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Tom Reed

    I’m wondering what will happen to these damaged cars/trucks ? Will these vehicles be sold at an auction now or discounted at a dealership ??

    1. John

      Quick buff out and dealers will ask tens of thousands in ADM, lol.

    2. Dave

      maybe they will part them out. Hopefully there were a few Rangers in the mix. I need some additional stuff for mine.

  2. John

    My truck was on the train 12 hours ahead of the derailment. Thankfully it made it to the railyard and was unloaded. Now waiting for final transport to the dealership 10 miles away. 2023 F-250 lariat ultimate crew cab 6.7HO.

  3. mike bell

    Insurance will likely total most of the worst damaged; whoever buys out the total if allowed will likely part them out. There was a train load of Dodge pickups with Cummins diesel about 25 or so years ago, where the engines were salvaged and became the basis for a Ford diesel swap business… maybe something similar can happen here!


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