|Ottawa Citizen 7 February 2009|
No injuries, safety issues after train derails in Quebec.
Canadian Pacific Rail crews will be working throughout the weekend to repair damage caused by a 20-car derailment early yesterday near Dalhousie Mills, Que., a farm community east of Alexandria.
"Twenty cars of the freight train derailed about 3:50 a.m.," said Canadian Pacific spokesman Michel Spenard. "Sixteen of the cars were empty; four were auto-carriers loaded with used cars," he said.
"All the cars are upright. There are no injuries, and no environmental issues. And there are no public safety issues and no blocked crossings, that sort of thing.
"It's only our own freight traffic that is involved. We have double tracks there. Six of the cars were leaning over toward the other track, so they were our priority, getting them out of the way to resume operations between the clean up.
" The cause of the derailment is under investigation, said Canadian Pacific spokesman Mark Seland.
Mr. Seland said a repair was made Feb. 4 to the section of the track where the derailment occurred.
TSB Report RD09D0012.