Repost from WhitecourtStar.com
CN train derails east of WhitecourtBy Bryan Passifiume, QMI Agency, Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Nobody was injured after a CN train derailed east of Whitecourt, Alta.
According to CN spokesperson Emily Hamer, the eastbound freight train ran into trouble just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 near Cherhill, Alta., about 100 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
Eight cars filled with gravel left the tracks in the incident. Four of the cars tipped over, emptying their loads on the ground around the tracks.
None of the cars involved in the derailment contained dangerous goods.
This is the second derailment this month on CN tracks in Alberta. On Sept. 3, 15 cars filled with grain left the tracks near Hondo, northwest of Edmonton. In July, five cars along the same stretch of track carrying crude oil toppled over east of Whitecourt. Nobody was injured in either of those incidents.
The CN Sangudo subdivision, a 240 kilometre railway line stretching from Edmonton to Fox Creek, sees several trails daily hauling crude oil, hydrochloric acid, sand, gravel and sulphur.
No indication was given on when the line would re-open.