Michigan Train Derails Because Of A “Pig”

A derailed train snarled traffic Friday morning in Saginaw County Michigan.

The train went off the tracks in Carrollton Township just before three Friday morning.

The reason for the derailment was a pig, but it is not what you think.

When the rail company called to report the accident, the engineer said a "pig" caused the derailment.

The engineer was actually talking about a propane tank, which is also known as a "pig."

The rail company uses the propane tanks to heat the tracks during winter.

The confusion took several hours to sort.

Luckily no one was injured.

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