CP Train derailment

CP Train derailment

Postby Glacier » Feb 4th, 2019, 3:12 pm

My condolences to the families. This is sad news.

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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 4th, 2019, 3:19 pm

Very sad, three lost lives, condolences.


Looks from the picture could be decieving as to the spilled product.
Potash ? Grain ? Likely diesel as well. Not good from that aspect either.
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby GordonH » Feb 4th, 2019, 3:29 pm

My condolences to each persons Family & Friends.
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby Urban Cowboy » Feb 4th, 2019, 3:55 pm

Must be quite the challenge, figuring out how to lift a locomotive out of the river, after it fell 200 feet. :200:

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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby GordonH » Feb 4th, 2019, 4:08 pm

^^^ CP does have a crane with capacity of 250 tons (locomotive is about 200 tons), number of tow truck operators must be jealous.
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby Urban Cowboy » Feb 4th, 2019, 6:11 pm

GordonH wrote:^^^ CP does have a crane with capacity of 250 tons (locomotive is about 200 tons), number of tow truck operators must be jealous.


I know they have cranes, but having to lift the thing 200 feet back up, sounds daunting regardless.
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby Piecemaker » Feb 4th, 2019, 6:28 pm

How sad for those who died and their loved ones.
(I feel the title of this thread is disrespectful, BTW.)
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby normaM » Feb 4th, 2019, 6:39 pm

^^^ agree. Title should be changed. Quickly
How awful for their friends and family :(
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby Urban Cowboy » Feb 4th, 2019, 6:45 pm

I agree also, that the title as stands, is inappropriate.
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby lesliepaul » Feb 4th, 2019, 7:13 pm

The locomotive (a Union Pacific lease) in the above photo was NOT the locomotive that held the 3 crewmembers. This was the "robot" locomotive located towards the middle of the train. Some "early" reports have stated "this may have been a runaway train". Speed limits at this location I believe are about 15 - 20 MPH. Locomotive event recorder will fill in the blanks soon.
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby normaM » Feb 5th, 2019, 9:30 am

over 60 derailments along that stretch since 04.
Dead have been identified.. I saw there is a GOFUND page set up
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5004622
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby Fancy » Feb 5th, 2019, 9:38 am

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#248521

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is expected to hold a news conference Tuesday morning. Further details on the horrific crash that claimed three lives are expected to be released after a CP Rail train went off the tracks near Field B.C. Monday.

We know the train was headed westbound towards Vancouver when it derailed between the Upper and Lower Spiral Tunnels just east of Field at about 1:00 a.m. Monday morning.

All three crew members who lost their lives were from Calgary and have now been identified as conductor Dylan Paradis, engineer Andrew Dockrell and trainee Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer.
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby Zoso » Feb 5th, 2019, 3:02 pm

Some brave people will have to go down to cut the pieces s free before they can lift anything . 250 ton at their toes maybe . Theres likely a fair bit of reach needed. I would imagine there is a very large amount of fuel aboard aswell .

Why is a go fund me supporting the lost . The train outfit should be covering every need ...
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby Bsuds » Feb 5th, 2019, 3:08 pm

Zoso wrote:Why is a go fund me supporting the lost . The train outfit should be covering every need ...


Exactly!
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Re: CP Train derailment

Postby LTD » Feb 5th, 2019, 5:13 pm

Bsuds wrote:
Zoso wrote:Why is a go fund me supporting the lost . The train outfit should be covering every need ...


Exactly!

what difference does it make three men died show some respect
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