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Undetected fractures led to 2013 Gainford derailment ORDER OF

In its investigation the siding at Gainford. derailed when one or rail, increasing the risk jackknife across the until they were retested. FEATURE:
report concerning the Two LPG tank cars m o r e r a i l b r e a k s o f r a i l d e f e c t track are vulnerable to Rail grinding within You can pick up a co
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O c t o b e r 2 0 1 3 were breached during occurred in the high rail development and failure. impacts from following these sidings was also Century 21
derailment involving a the derailment and as the train travelled One of the DOT 112 cars. programmed to remove at the following loca at the following locations:tions:
CN train in Gainford, the caught fire, and a third through the curve in the tank cars carrying LPG None of the DOT 111 rail surface defects. Exit
Transportation Safety LPG car released Gainford siding. was punctured in the tank cars, which were T h e f e d e r a l
Board of Canada (TSB) product from its safety Numerous defects underside by the coupler built to the CPC-1232 government announced Entwistle: Entwistle:
d e t e r m i n e d t h a t valve which ignited. were found along the from another car. This standard, released it will bolster rail safety Royal Lighthouse Restaurant Lighthouse Restaurant
numerous rail fractures About 600 feet of track length of the high rail in caused it to release its petroleum crude oil, as inspections. CN has Entwistle store Entwistle store
led to the derailment and was destroyed and a the curve. A rail flaw load and explode. DOT the cars derailed in a line implemented a number
subsequent fire. house located directly detection test through 112 tank cars have on their sides and did not of additional safety Evansburg: Evansburg:
A CN freight train, north of the derailment the area two months increased protection on s u f f e r s e c o n d a r y measures following the EDSON: Evansburg Post Office EDSON: Evansburg Post Office
t r a v e l l i n g f r o m site was damaged by the earlier had not identified each end to withstand impacts. incident included Super A Foods Super A Foods
E d m o n t o n t o fire. these defects. i m p a c t s a n d a r e F o l l o w i n g t h e walking inspections and Edson Post Niton Junction: Edson Post Niton Junction:
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Vancouver, derailed 13 A total of 106 homes in In March 2013, the low equipped with double o c c u r r e n c e , C N rail flaw detection re- FEATURE Husky Niton Motel Husky Niton Motel
cars, including 4 DOT the vicinity of the rail had been replaced shelf couplers designed conducted walking testing of all 25 mph Independent Grocer Petro Canada Store Independent Grocer Petro Canada Store
111 tank cars containing o c c u r r e n c e w e r e with a new rail that to keep derailed tank cars inspections and rail flaw sidings across the EXIT Shoppers Shoppers
petroleum crude oil and evacuated. There were reduced the curve's t o g e t h e r d u r i n g detection re-testing on system. Sobeys Wildwood: Sobeys Wildwood:
9 DOT 112 tank cars no injuries. superelevation. In this derailments. However, all 25 mph sidings. Tags North Wildwood Post Office Tags North Wildwood Post Office
containing liquefied The investigation situation, more stress tank cars that come apart Speed was reduced to Wildwood Confectionery Wildwood Confectionery
petroleum gas (LPG) in determined that the train was placed on the high during a derailment and 15 mph in these sidings



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