Wednesday, February 22, 2012

 

The old BC Railway derailed 46 coal cars at 2:00 PM. near Telkwa. Forty six coal cars!

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CN Hopes to Re-Open Line By Midnight

Opinion250 News - Feb. 21, 2012

Prince George, BC- It will likely be midnight tonight before the CN rail line between Prince George and Prince Rupert can re-open. Yesterday, 46 coal cars bound for Prince Rupert, derailed near Telkwa just before 2 in the afternoon.

CN is promising major track improvements soon. [Yeah, right ... grumble ... ]

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  • February 21, 2012 8:07 PM
  • - General
  • - Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

TSB Deploys team to investigate rail accident in British Columbia

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ -

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has deployed a team to today's rail accident near Barrett, B.C. TSB senior Rail Investigator Peter Hickli is the Investigator-in-Charge. He is accompanied by another TSB investigator.

On 21 February 2012 at approximately 13:50 local time, a train was involved in an accident.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability. 

For further information: TSB Media Contact
John Cottreau
819-994-8053
 
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Comments:
Relatives that work on the CNR say, the American safety standards, are far below Canadian standards.

There have been far too many derailments of the C.N. I can't remember a time when there were so many wrecks. The U.S. had better clean up their act, and look after repairs. It was just fortunate, there were no tank cars carrying caustic chemicals.

However, like the dirty oil tankers from China, the day will come, when there will be, caustic chemical spills on the CN lines. There already have been some. With the number of wrecks lately, there will be many more.
 
Sending love to you, Mary. I know your spirit is watching over us all and JUSTICE for BC RAIL!

See you again!
 
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