Freight train derails north of Toronto

by MM&D staff

BUCKSKIN, ONTARIO: A CP freight train carrying propane, wood and grain derailed near Buckskin, Ontario January 26, causing the evacuation of several people near the site.

CP spokesman Mike Lovecchio said 21 cars of an eastbound freight train derailed just before 3:20 a.m. A propane car is on its side but not leaking. Dangerous goods personnel were working with fire crews to assess the situation. The derailment happened about 150 kilometres north of Toronto. Lovecchio said there were no injuries to crew members of the train or on a freight train parked on an adjacent track.

The OPP said grain has spilled from some of the derailed cars, and Lovecchio said other cars carried wood products. Const. Peter Leon said about 15 people in the area of the derailment have been moved as a precaution.

CP said the cause of the derailment has not been determined.