Misaligned switch and derailment, Canadian National Railway, freight train M39421-11, mile 93.22, Sherbrooke subdivision, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, Acton Vale, Quebec, 11 August 2016: TU3-6/16-0073E-PDF

“On 11 August 2016 at approximately 2119 Eastern Daylight Time, Canadian National Railway Company freight train M39421-11 was travelling eastward on the Sherbrooke Subdivision of the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad. At Acton Vale, Quebec, at Mile 93.22, the crew noticed that the switch was lined for the siding. The train’s emergency brakes were applied, but the train was unable to stop before reaching the switch. It diverted into the siding and struck a derail, causing the derailment of the lead locomotive. The derail was destroyed and the track was slightly damaged. No one was injured"--Summary, t.p.

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Title Misaligned switch and derailment, Canadian National Railway, freight train M39421-11, mile 93.22, Sherbrooke subdivision, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, Acton Vale, Quebec, 11 August 2016
Series Title Railway investigation report ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Aiguillage mal orienté et déraillement, Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada, train de marchandises numéro M39421-11, point milliaire 93,22, subdivision de Sherbrooke, du chemin de fer St-Laurent & Atlantique, Acton Vale (Québec), 11 août 2016.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 13 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08640-8
Catalogue Number
  • TU3-6/16-0073E-PDF
Subject Terms Railway accidents, Investigations