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CP train derails, spills coal into BC creek

A Canadian Pacific Railway train has spilled coal into a creek in Burnaby, British Columbia, after nine cars derailed due to a washed out beaver dam, CN Rail authorities say.


A Canadian Pacific Railway train has spilled coal into a creek in Burnaby, British Columbia, after nine cars derailed due to a washed out beaver dam, CN Rail authorities say.

The train went off the track during heavy rain on January 11, 2014, spilling an undetermined amount of coal into the water near Burnaby Lake.

No injuries were reported.

CP Rail has stated that CN, as owner of the track, is responsible for the investigation and cleanup.

The metallurgical coal, used in steelmaking, was en route to Neptune Bulk Terminals in Vancouver.

Earlier in the same week, a CN freight train derailed and caught fire near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.


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