CN Rail Train De-Rails East of Hornpayne Ontario

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CN Train loaded with lumber stuck on the south side of the tracks.
CN Train

CN Train loaded with lumber stuck on the south side of the tracks.
CN Train loaded with lumber stuck on the south side of the tracks.

THUNDER BAY – A CN Rail Train has derailed near Hornpayne in Northwestern Ontario.

CN states, “No injuries, no indication of any fire. Early reports are most cars that may be involved are residue cars, last carrying flammable liquids”.

The west-bound CN freight train reported @ 0630 ET that cars on the end of the train are derailed about 100 km oe 60 miles east of Hornepayne.

CN in a statement reports “Early indications were that most of the cars that may be involved were residue cars, tank cars that recently carried flammable liquids. There were no injuries, and no indication of any fire”.

CN adds that traffic running both directions along the route, which links Toronto and Winnipeg, Manitoba, could be delayed by 24 hours or more. Several crews, including CN’s dangerous goods department, are responding to the area, near Minnipuka, Ontario.

The de-railment could also impact VIA Rail Passenger service…

The Transportation Safety Board is set to dispatch investigators.

Developing….