Oops - Another CN Train Hits The Ground - Kingston, ON

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  1. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    I think it's one of those days when the folks at CN really don't feel like getting out of bed in the morning for fear of what else they might be facing.

    Freight train derails in Kingston
    Derek Abma, The Ottawa Citizen
    Published: Monday, March 12, 2007

    A partial derailment of an CN rail freight train caused a small spill of crude oil but no injuries in Kingston this morning.

    Kingston police spokesman Cst. Michael Menor said that three or four cars of the eastbound train derailed at about 6:15 Monday morning, approximately 300 meters east of the Kingston Via rail station.

    Kingston police did not release information about the cause of the derailment.

    Police blocked off John Counter St. east- and westbound and Portsmouth Avenue northbound. This caused slowdowns and disruptions for people working in the industrial area, but no widespread traffic disruptions were reported, Cst Menor said.

    Via Rail station was also shut down, as Via brought in busses to ferry passengers between Kingston and Brockville.

    The rail cars could be seen piled up, lying across the track with one of them sticking up at a 45 degree angle from the ground.Cst. Menor said one of the cars was leaking crude oil Monday morning, but described it as "just a small leak, nothing too serious, no risk of fire." He said the derailment also hit a natural gas line, but it was immediately repaired.

    Crews from the Ministry of Environment were on the scene to contain the spill Monday morning.

    CN was also bringing an extraction team from London to clear away the derailed cars.

    PS - Anyone got photos of last week's Pickering derailment?

    Bob M.
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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