Canadian National Railway Derailment of Dangerous Goods Near Faust, Alberta

A Canadian National Railway train derailed around 3:45 p.m. June 11 near the hamlet of Faust, Alberta, about 60km west of Slave Lake (Global News).

Twenty cars fell off the main line tracks: 17 cars carrying dangerous goods residue (up to 2,000 gallons per tank car), 1 lumber car and 2 grain hopper cars. Three investigators with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada have been sent to the scene to determine what caused the accident.

On May 8, another CN train derailed on the same main line in downtown Slave Lake. Nine derailed cars were full of wood pulp, some of them tipped over on their sides. Six nearby residences were evacuated. About 245 feet of track had to be replaced following that derailment.

See CN Railway Derailments, Other Accidents and Incidents for many more examples of CN derailments.

~ by railroaded on June 12, 2014.

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