Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 8:08 am

Mudslides Knock Out CPR Main Line

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The problem is, once you start covering minor rail accidents in Canada (and in British Columbia in particular), you’re kind of obligated to continue. Still, this story about mudslides in the Fraser Canyon — not far from the site of CN’s spectacular Lytton derailment — that have closed the Trans-Canada Highway for up to a week, knocked out the CPR main line (note the picture in that link!) and even put B.C.’s main Internet backbone at risk, is worth at least a brief mention.

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  • The pictures of these mudslides are amazing the railbed completely disappeared in several areas leaving the rails suspended 10 to 20 feet in the air. But even more amazing is that the train cars are still on the rails, completely in the air.