Chaos on the Trans-Siberian railway as Russian coal train derails, a piece of 1000 feet rips and the famous route blocked by tourists blocks
- Twenty-nine carriages derailed today in the Irkutsk area near Lake Baikal
- Above ground power lines were demolished and about 1,000 feet of track were damaged
- Emergency trains were sent to the scene to get workers to clean up the spilled coals
Will Stewart for MailOnline
A part of the world's longest railway was blocked today after 29 carriages from a coal-powered train fell off the track, causing up to eight hours of delay.
A section of the famous Trans-Siberian line was blocked after the derailment on the Delyur-Tyret part of the East Siberian railway, about 2918 miles east of Moscow.
There were no reports of injuries, but overhead power lines were cut off and about 1,000 feet of track damaged in both east and west direction, reports say.
Twenty-nine carriages filled with coal derailed today in the Irkutsk area close to Lake Baikal
Photos showed the derailed trucks that blocked the famous railway line in the Irkutsk region near Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world.
Emergency trains were sent to the scene, allowing employees to clear the job and repair broken high-voltage cables.
The incident today delayed trains on the seven-day Moscow-Vladivostok route through Russia, a favorite of tourists.
Trains from the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar to Moscow were also affected by the delays.
Train movements in both directions on the Trans-Siberian railway were blocked in the aftermath of the accident & # 39 ;, reported The Siberian Times.
Two major passenger services have been delayed by up to eight hours, said Arkady Petshik, head of corporate communications for East Siberian Railways.
Dozens of employees and various excavators tried to clear the job and make above-ground power cables
The incident earlier today meant that trains on the seven-day Moscow-Vladivostok route were delayed across Russia, a favorite of tourists.
The staff will do everything to solve the damage as quickly as possible and to restore the normal train timetable.
The most serious delays are on a service from Ulaanbaatar to Moscow, and another from Moscow to Vladivostok
The cause of the incident is investigated.
A railroad source said: "Twenty-nine wagons with coal derailed on the Delyur-Tyret & # 39; section of the East Siberian railway [part of the Trans-Siberian Railway] in the district of Zalarinsky [of Irkutsk Region] … The traffic in both directions is blocked. & # 39;