A CN Railway spokesman said no injuries have been reported and no dangerous goods were involved in the derailment.
Railways are transforming North America's energy sector and are, coincidentally, helping to save Canada's bacon. But the train business has been allowed to remain a 19th-century technology run with 19th-century mentality by workers without credentials. Aviation, by contrast, is heavily supervised and operated by licensed personnel with professional expertise and constant surveillance. For the moment, the critically important oil industry has been saved, but if governments aren't as tough as nails in their demands and dealings with the railways, then all bets are off.
BURNABY, B.C. - A Canadian Pacific Railway train operated by a CN Rail crew derailed in Burnaby, B.C., sending seven cars off the tracks and spilling coal into a creek that feeds into a lake.Emily Ham...
Wayne Easterbrook and his wife were among dozens injured on Feb. 26, 2012, when a Via Rail train they were on flew off the tracks in Burlington, Ont., killing three. "People make errors. It'...
Rail claims that it faces a number of disadvantages as the primary means of transport for the goods. For starters, its insurance coverage is limited. Rail companies can't get insurance to cover the cost of potential accidents. So, rail companies -- and their shareholders -- remain open to a "bet the company" risk in the transportation of these goods.
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For over a decade the Federal government has ignored warnings from transportation safety boards on both sides of the border about the unsafe nature of the rail cars Canada is using to transport dangerous goods. The warnings come because these cars are "spill prone" and tend to discharge their load on impact.
VANCOUVER - Crews aboard Canadian Pacific Railway trains will face new drug tests and have been handed tighter restrictions around cellphone use after marijuana and personal calls were implicated in a...