Friday, June 09, 2006

VIA 14 hits truck

Yesterday at approximate 11:30, VIA 14 (the Ocean) hit a truck near Adamsville, NB. The truck was empty and crossing the track to a peat moss factory. The photo on the Chronicle Herald web site shows how the train punched right through the trailer.

Noone was injured. There was some fairly superficial damage on the lead unit and a few broken windows on an empty coach.

The lead unit (6418) was set off at Birch Ridge and the trailing unit took the train to Moncton, where a CN unit was added to bring the train to Halifax, arriving at 20:05.

Halifax Chronicle Herald story

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