Saturday, November 15, 2014

CN Rail freight train derails 75 kilometres west of Terrace

Map of CN Rail line between Terrace and Prince Rupert,
Saturday's derailment took place 75 km west of Terrace

Twenty cars of a CN Rail freight train have jumped the tracks 75 kilometres west of Terrace, the incident took place just before 6 am this morning.

Details of the dispatch of a Transportation Safety Board team were outlined this morning, with word that the team is on its way to the Terrace area to investigate the nature of the derailment.

No other details have been released regarding the derailment, though the TSB has advised that no one was injured in the incident and that no dangerous cargo was listed as aboard the cars that have left the rails.

No advisory as to whether it was an east bound or west bound train was provided.

Global BC is reporting that the cars on the train involved were container cars.

No update on the situation has been posted yet to the CN Rail State of the Railway advisory list, with no notice as of yet as to the impact of the derailment on shipments to and from the Port of Prince Rupert.

Update: The Port of Prince Rupert has outlined through its twitter feed, that CN crews continue to work on the derailment site and that there has been no disruption to operations at any of Prince Rupert's terminals.

The Vancouver Province has further details on the derailment, adjusting the timeline to after 7 AM and advising that the train was westbound in direction and that 26 cars left the tracks when the incident occurred.

Listed as contents of the cars off the tracks are such products as lumber, distiller grain, pulp and rolls of paper.

Other notes on the day:

Nov 15-- CKNW-- Freight train derails west of Terrace
Nov 15-- CKWX-- Train derails near Terrace

Nov 17-- CN Rail investigates derailment near Terrace

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