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Revelstoke Division Derailment
Published: June 1, 2007
Source: MWED
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Last night at approximately 0100 hrs. a eastbound train went off the track on the main line at Mile 96.9 on the Mountain Subdivision, 50 kms east of Revelstoke, BC. Six empty grain cars and a empty antifreeze car went off the tracks. The train took out high voltage power lines, which still haven't been restored. No one was injured.

This sight has seen many trains derail due to the sharp curve the trains must navigate around and adjust train speed accordingly. It is to early for anyone to determine if this derailment was caused by poor track, however it only stands to reason that while the managers are running around the country trying to fix all the hot spots, that the regularly maintenance members on strike are the ones who would maintain this curve on a regular basis, the fact that this work is not being cared out would definitely have played a role in this case.

Thank god no one died!

 

 
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