CP Rail Seeking Answers In Latest Derailment
Crews continue to work at the site of Tuesday's derailment at Corra Linn on Kootenay River.
Eight cars carrying zinc concentrate and four locomotives slipped the tracks on a steep rock face. But CP Rail spokesman Ed Greenberg says it's too early to say if falling rock was the cause. On Friday a rock slide derailed a train on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake causing an excavator to tumble into the water
When asked about the current safety of sections of tracks, especially on rock faces at this thawing time of the year Greenberg said it would be unfair at this stage to try to link two derailments when the second is still under investigation. He says there will be a thorough probe and CP Rail prides itself on its safety standards.
All of the derailed cars and engines in this latest derailment remain upright and there was no injury or spillage.