On Thursday night one neighborhood in Wynne nearly had a freight train barrel through peoples back doors.
Several tons of coal were dumped just short of homes after a train went around a curve and jumped the tracks.
This caused 11cars to derail 6 of which tipped over.
Officers say no one was hurt and it looks like a bad piece of railing caused the accident.
People that are now living with the mess say the soot left them in a cloud of smoke.