Repairs underway after train derailed near 124th and Capitol Drive in Wauwatosa

WAUWATOSA — Crews are busy repairing railroad tracks where a train derailed in Wauwatosa on Sunday, April 10th.

Four freight cars derailed near the Home Depot store (near 124th and Capitol Drive) around 6:00 p.m.

Authorities said no one was injured when the cars derailed, pushing one into another like an accordion.

The cause of the derailment is not known.


Onlookers gathered at the scene, including train enthusiasts like Donovan Miller.

"I`ve been coming here since I was a little kid.  I`ve never seen anything like this before. It looks like it`s on a spot where there are a couple switches. They could have had the switch thrown the wrong way or they ran over the wrong one.  Something happened there," Miller said.

The damage from the derailment impacted at least two train tracks.

Ben Dobbertin and his son Brandon had to see it for themselves.

"I was actually sitting at home and I got a notification from FOX6 on my cell phone and jumped in the car to see what`s going on. It`s pretty bad," Dobbertin said.

The derailment appeared to occur in a spot where two different routes converge.