An eastbound BNSF freight train derailed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday just west of the series of rail tunnels that parallel Highway 58, sending some rail cars down a 100-foot embankment.

Two rail cars remained upright but were no longer on the rails. Specialized equipment was brought in to re-rail those cars. The main concern by rail officials was to repair the track and get rail traffic moving through the Tehachapi mountains as quickly as possible. 

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