CP freight train carrying fly ash and lentils derails in Banff National ParkFifteen freight cars containing fly ash – used to make cement – and lentils have derailed in iconic Banff National Park, some spilling directly into a creek just west of the community train station.
No one was injured in the derailment around 2 a.m. on Boxing Day, but at least seven of the 15 cars on the Canadian Pacific train landed in 40 Mile Creek, a tributary to the Bow River, about 200 metres north of where the creek joins the river. Some of the cars were breached, but no details were available on how many.
There have been a series of derailments recently in Canada. A review of rail safety is now underway across various states. Is the problem lack of Maintenance?