Repost from the The Sault Star
Train derails east of Hornepayne, 0ntarioMarch 6, 2015 7:23:34 EST AM
Sixteen train cars derailed near Hornepayne early Thursday.
The derailment happened at 6:30 a.m. about 90 kilometres east of the community, Canadian National Railway says.
Cause is under investigation.
A train, carrying 101 cars, was westbound from Toronto to Edmonton when the incident occurred, said Jim Feeny, director of public and government affairs.
The 16 emptied tanker cars that last contained flammable liquids were “located towards the end of the train,” he said in a telephone interview from Montreal.
No one was injured. No hazardous goods leaked.
Service on CN’s main Northern Ontario line resumed at 4 a.m. Friday.
“The incident is over,” Feeny told The Sault Star. “Service has returned to normal.”
Transportation Safety Board has asked the railway for information about the derailment.
“We’re going to take a look at what we get,” said spokesman John Cottreau. “It’s being assessed right now.”
(with files from Reuters)