Another Canadian National Railway Derailment in Ontario
The last 4 cars of a 73-car CN train derailed in Brampton, Ontario on October 7, 2013 (Toronto Star). A CN public relations spokesperson suggested to the media there were no injuries; however, Peel Emergency Services reported one CN employee suffered minor injuries. The 4 derailed tank cars carried jet fuel residue. Numerous Kitchener GO commuter trains were held up by the derailment.
Rail tank car “residue” can consist of up to several thousand gallons of dangerous goods per tank car. Rail companies erroneously refer to these cars as being empty.
Another CN derailment was reported on September 16, 2013 south of North Bay near South River, Ontario, where 11 cars carrying methanol, sulphuric acid residue and general merchandise went off the tracks (The Nugget).
For more information on CN derailments, see this link, this link and a paper titled “CN Railway Derailments, Other Accidents and Incidents” prepared by Railroaded.