Another Canadian National Railway Derailment Near Edmonton
Fifteen Canadian National Railway cars carrying grain derailed early in the morning August 31 near Hondo, about 200km northwest of Edmonton, Alberta (Edmonton Sun). Initial reports suggested 25 cars had derailed, but CN has since lowered the number to 15 – this has not been confirmed. An undisclosed amount of grain was spilled, and the track was closed for some time. Two Transportation Safety Board officials were sent to the site to investigate.
Refer to CN Railway Derailments, Other Accidents and Incidents for many more examples of CN derailments in Canada and the United States.