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TSB: 'Ice jacking' led to CN train derailment

from Progressive Railroading

Snow and ice buildup underneath a rail led to the derailment in February of a CN crude-oil train in Emo, Ontario, according to a Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) report. The train derailed Feb. 18 on a curve as it traveled from Winnipeg to Fort Frances, Ontario, on CN's Sprague and Fort Frances subdivisions,TSB officials said in their report. The train was hauling 144 freight cars, 33 of which left the track. Some of the cars spilled crude oil. more


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