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Long Island Derailment
Oct 2, 2004

Train Service Restored after Derailment
Full service was restored on the Hempstead branch of the Long Island Railroad about five hours after a passenger train in a yard at the Hempstead station derailed and crimped service westward. When the train's wheels came off the tracks at about 7 a.m., service was suspended for about an hour and then trains began to run on limited service. The train had no passengers and only workers were on it, said Mike Charles, LIRR spokesman. Charles also said no injuries were reported in the derailment. There was damage to the trains but there was no immediate information on the extent. At about noon, full service was restored, the railroad said. Officials were still investigating the cause of the derailment.