Monday, January 15, 2007 at 2:03 pm
Avalanche Hits CN Coal Train
Via forwarded e-mail, news and photos of another CN accident on the same day as the Lytton derailment: an avalanche hit a CN coal train on what I gather is former BC Rail trackage in northern British Columbia. No injuries or serious issues, just an interesting situation.
The original e-mailer, unknown to me, writes: “The avalanche pushed the locomotives right off the track! Brand new ES44DC’s from GE with an advertised weight of 420,000 lbs. each.”
Don’t blame CN this time; blame the insane weather hitting British Columbia this season.