CN 532 derailed about 5-7 cars around 12:55 today, just south of St. Norbert outside Winnipeg. Fortunately nobody was hurt and the cars did not contain any dangerous goods. Crews were on the scene to start cleaning up. I went there later in the afternoon and took some photos.
The police had one of the southbound #75 lanes blocked so the equipment could park, and the scene was taped off. I was able to shoot a fair bit from the "good" side of the tape. I had a nice conversation with one of Winnipeg's finest about railfans!
This is looking south from the bridge over the La Salle River. There were a few pipe loads involved in the derailment.
The CN boxcar involved in the derailment.
One crane was on site beginning to try to rerail a pipe car.
One lane was blocked off. The backhoe was going in to start digging an approach road to the scene.
One truck of NCIX 1251 was off the rails.
The "big hook" on scene. It wasn't being deployed when I arrived. It was probably waiting for the road to be built.
A view from the south end. You can see two hopper cars (with plastic pellets onboard, according to the news reports) and the CN boxcar.
The derailment scene is at 49.759548, -97.151342 if you want to look it up on Google Maps.
One bystander told me that the rest of the train had been south of the scene, but it was gone by the time I arrived. I presume they continued south to Emerson.
News reports: CBC and Winnipeg Free Press
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