CN St. Clair River Tunnel derailment June 28, 2019

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CN St. Clair River Tunnel derailment June 28, 2019

Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:26 am

Everyone:

I was watching two rail videos from Railreel on YouTube this morning and noticed the mention of a CN freight
train derailment westbound inside the Paul Tellier St. Clair River Tunnel on the morning of Friday June 28th.

The train derailed around 40 cars inside the tunnel causing significant track damage - with one of the cars a
tank car carrying sulfuric acid spilling some of its contents. First responders from both Sarnia and Port Huron
were assisting with the cleanup efforts in the aftermath of this incident.

The closure and resulting cleanup was going to take upwards of a week and would require detouring freight
trains crossing the US/Canada border to the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel. The exception was that double stack
container trains had to operate by way of Fort Erie/Buffalo because of height restrictions.

The two Railreel videos:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=vBKArJmVd3U
https://youtube.com/watch?v=5A2WwkfLSNo

Two news reports:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/ ... -1.5193838
https://www.thetimesherald.com/story/ne ... 1593593001

I was surprised that no one mentioned this derailment or the rerouting of trains in the aftermath anywhere
in any of Railroad.Net's Forums previously...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS

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