Two train cars jump tracks in Emo

What caused two VIA coach cars to jump the tracks in Emo in the early-morning hours of Saturday is still “under investigation,” CN Rail spokesman Jim Feeny said Monday.
The two VIA cars—which were being transported by CN from Alberta after they had been involved in an accident there back on Jan. 31—left the tracks around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday near the crossing located next to Kaemingh’s bulk Esso station.
The damage to the tracks was repaired by noon, with the crossing re-opening to traffic around 12:45 p.m.
No injuries were reported.
Feeny said the incident involved a regular train (one locomotive pulling 55 cars, including the two VIA ones) that was eastbound from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay.
ML Judson Trucking Ltd. was called to the scene with a truck and flatbed, as well as a loader.
The loader was used to separate the rail cars from each other and move the broken parts from the train , which then were loaded on to his flatbed truck.
Then once a CN crane was present, the two rail cars were put back on the tracks and moved to a side rail while the observation car was moved to the side, where it remained as of Sunday night.
It was apparent the observation car received too much damage to be placed back on the tracks.
The accident in Alberta involving the VIA cars was caused when a pulp truck colliding with the train, causing eight cars and two locomotives to derail.
Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported to the 85 passengers and 15 crew members on board at the time.

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