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Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:00 am

WHEATLAND, Wyo.— A tornado derailed a train and caused damage to at least 18 structures Thursday.

The quarter-mile-wide funnel rampaged for 20 minutes, stripping trees, downing fences, moving cars and breaking windshields after it touched down eight miles west of Wheatland. Heavy pea- and golf-ball sized hail was also reported along the border between Laramie and Platte counties.

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