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CN freight train hauling grain cargo derails near Fort Frances, Ont.


 

FORT FRANCES, Ont. – Transportation Safety Board investigators are headed to the scene of a train derailment near Fort Frances, in northern Ontario.

The TSB says about 40 CN freight cars loaded with grain came off the tracks.

The short statement from the TSB didn’t say whether anyone had been injured.

It’s the second CN freight to derail in the past two days.

On Saturday six cars of a train carrying lumber left the tracks in Saskatchewan just west of Saskatoon.

And in Alberta there have been four train derailments in the past two months, including one in October that sparked a dangerous petroleum fire that forced the evacuation of the village of Gainford.


 
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CN freight train hauling grain cargo derails near Fort Frances, Ont.

  1. They could nail the tracks down, but no, profit first, the future second. That chiseling dude Harrison whoever, he has cheaped out on maintenance and greedily sucked every dollar out of the railcos and now they can’t keep on track. Go figure. Soon, he’ll be putting his hand out for a subsidy, another billionaire welfare freak.

  2. With
    the recent rash of train derailments, is it possible that the tracks are being sabotaged?
    Would some of the activists be responsible for doing something like
    cutting the rails, loosening the rails from the ties that hold them in place,
    doing something that would cause the trains to derail? I guess anything is possible, but it seems
    very odd that there have been so many derailments in the last short while and
    so few in the 10-20 years before.

    If this is being done, and the proponents are trying to stop
    a pipeline, I would think that they are defeating their cause as they will stop
    the transport of oil transport via rail, and encourage pipelines to be built.

  3. Apologists and mouthpieces for the rail industry keeping touting the “fact” that 99.9 of its activity is safe and uneventful. But, given the sheer volume of rail traffic, the .1 in which mishaps occur seems to amount to about one incident per week somewhere in the country.

    For the communities in which these accidents occur, the much-vaunted “safety record” is small comfort. They must feel like they’ve won the anti-lottery.