VIA Derailment

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by MasonJar, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Read the story at The Globe & Mail.

    Cause is under investigation. Minor injuries only.

  2. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    I just saw this. Any word on what equipment was involved? If it was in Waterloo/Kitchener, it sounds like the same line that the Amtrak trains run on that go through Stratford... the GEXR line...
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I heard about this on the radio this AM. They say the only injury was a lady spilled hot coffee on herself as it says in the article.
  4. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    More info... It was Train 86 or 89 (two conflicting reports) eastbound to Toronto. The derailment was in the town of New Hamburg... The extent of the injuries was as reported... hot coffee... Could have been much worse...

    I was right, it was the GEXR line that it was travelling on that goes through St. Mary's, Stratford, and Kitchener on its way to Toronto.

    After seeing pictures, it was an FP40 Locomotive pulling Budd stainless steel cars, but I don't know which one...

    It looks like the train simply slid off the tracks and ground to a halt... no flipping or anything really dangerous like that...
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    It could have been a lot lot worse:( :( :( it might have been a cup of tea she spilt:p

    Joking aside,,,, glad it was only coffee spilt:D :D
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    It had to be 86 as 89 only runs from TO to Kitchener at 2100.
    The loco was in Operation Lifesaver paint sceme -- I saw the number but forgot it. The cars were 4000/4100 HEP-II cars (ex-US equipment).
    CTV news kept saying the derailment was in "Hamburg". Some of those people never get west of Yonge St.

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