Rail Service Expected to Resume Friday Night

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Railroad expects rail service to resume Friday night.
The rail line between Fairbanks and Anchorage has been closed since early Tuesday morning after a train car derailed.
A single car came off the tracks and continued to be dragged. Several thousand ties where damaged, as well as a bridge.
Railroad officials are still investigating what caused the derailment but are focusing on a wheel bearing that failed.
The fuel in the tanker car was successfully transferred to another car and taken to Fairbanks.
Tim Sullivan of the Alaska Railroad says the repairs are expected to be completed Friday, with freight service resuming Friday night, and passenger service Saturday morning.