Main-track train derailment, Canadian National Railway Company, freight train U70451-02, mile 88.75, Ruel subdivision, Gogama, Ontario, 07 March 2015: TU3-6/15-0021E-PDF

"On 07 March 2015, at 0242 Eastern Standard Time, Canadian National Railway Company (CN) crude oil unit train U70451-02 was proceeding eastward at about 43 mph on CN's Ruel Subdivision when it experienced a train-initiated emergency brake application at mile 88.70, near Gogama, Ontario. A subsequent inspection determined that the 6th to the 44th cars (39 cars in total) had derailed. As a result of the derailment, about 2.6 million litres of petroleum crude oil (UN1267) was released to atmosphere, water, or surface. The released product ignited and caused explosions, and some product entered the nearby Makami River. A CN bridge over the Makami River (at mile 88.70) and about 1000 feet of track were destroyed. There was no evacuation, and there were no injuries."--Summary.

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Title Main-track train derailment, Canadian National Railway Company, freight train U70451-02, mile 88.75, Ruel subdivision, Gogama, Ontario, 07 March 2015
Series Title Railway investigation report ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Déraillement en voie principale, Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada, train de marchandises U70451-02, point milliaire 88,75, subdivision Ruel, Gogama (Ontario), 7 mars 2015. Cover title.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 119 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08662-0
Catalogue Number
  • TU3-6/15-0021E-PDF
Subject Terms Railway accidents, Investigations