Derailed freight train
Shipyard employees walk along derailed train cars. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A train derailment caused traffic along Harbor Drive from Barrio Logan into downtown San Diego to back up on Saturday.

BNSF Railway said 19 cars carrying automobiles derailed at about 9:40 p.m. Friday while pulling out of a train yard  at slow speed.

Each car was being lifted back onto the tracks and that work was expected to continue into the late afternoon, according to Lena Kent, spokeswoman for BNSF.

The derailment made it difficult for some shipyard workers to enter or leave.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the derailment is being investigated.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.