CN Rail has Third Train De-Railment in Northern Ontario

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

Smoke from the CN Train derailment
Smoke from the CN Train derailment

THUNDER BAY – UPDATED – CN Rail has had another train de-railment in Northern Ontario.

CN Rail crews, including senior officers, are on the way to the scene near Gogama, Ont., about 200 kilometres north of Sudbury. Emergency crews are working with local officials.

Provincial police have closed Highway 144 in both directions.

The incident has caused VIA Rail to cancel passenger train service … more to follow.

The train involved in a derailment is 2 miles northwest of Gogama. It is what CN Rail calls a unit train and it is carrying crude oil.

The company reports that crews on the site have reported there is a fire.

CN reports as well that the March 5 train derailment near Hornpayne has been cleared and the repairs completed.

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