A Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive caught fire Thursday as it was helping move a train through Puyallup, the railroad reported Friday.
There were no injuries.
The locomotive was at the end of a fully load grain train, pushing it while other engines at the front pulled, when leaking oilignited about 7 p.m., said Gus Melonas, a BNSF spokesman.
The train was bound for Seattle from the Midwest, Melonas said.
The damaged locomotive was hauled to an Auburn yard to be evaluated and ultimately will be sent to Montana for repairs, Melonas said.