CP Derailment near Renfrew Ont.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by spitfire, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Eastbound CP train headed for Thunder Bay derailed just west of Renfrew Ontario at about 8 am on Sunday, Feb 20.

    Fortunately there were no injuries.

    13 cars were involved, carrying powdered nickel and copper concentrate. There was some spillage of the nickel. The train was operated by Ottawa Valley Railway, a subsidiary of CP.

    Apparently 5 to 7 of the rear cars are off the rails and rolled over in a farmers field.

    Val
  2. interurban

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    Hi Val , So glad there were no injuries.
    I think Andrew`s Club models that line.
  3. stuart_canada

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    i was there on saturday and sunday.
    Hulcher Canada cleared the wrecked cars, some company is going tocome up cut them up on site this week coming. OVR and local construction companies worked to relay I am guessing 1/4 mile of track, snap track laid in place. first train ran thru the area 36 hours or so after the wreck heading west.
    all minor stuff I guess
  4. interurban

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    Hi stuart Canada, and welcoe to the gauge :thumb:

    Hulcher Canada, Is that really a US based firm??
    Contracted out to all railways to attend there derailments?
  5. stuart_canada

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    the trucks said hulcher canada on them and iknow they are in the USA too, seen the trucks there when I lived in the USA. So one of the two is the parent company not sure who is who
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Happy to hear that there were no injuries.
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Welcome to the Gauge Stuart. Thanks for the updates.
  8. stuart_canada

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  9. Diesel John

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    Re Hulchers...

    There from Ohio USA, but also have moved into the great white north, there on call for both CP & CN and anyone else that needs there expertise. It's quite a show when they roll in with all there equipment.
  10. interurban

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    :thumb: Thanks John for the info, I had a sneaky feeling that was the case.
    A friend of a friend works there and is on call 24/7 for such accidents. :)
  11. Diesel John

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    Your right Chris, 24/7 just waiting for us to go in the bush! and there not cheap
  12. Traisessive

    Traisessive New Member

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    Is the OVR not RailAmerica???