Pictures for Derailment

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A freight train derailed just outside Carleton Place this Wednesday (2008-04-09), within a couple of hundred metres of our house. No one seems to have been hurt, and the only damage was to railway equipment. It looked as if three cars on the siding had derailed, and had then been side-swiped by a passing train on the main line.

Luckily, the tankers were empty, and they weren't actually punctured. It might have been much worse, especially as one was a chlorine tanker.

It took the repair staff two days to sort out the mess, and repair the tracks. The fence around the adjacent private property still needs to be replaced, and the damaged tankers to be removed.

Third tanker

Sat Apr 12 10:59:00 2008

Third tanker

Sat Apr 12 10:59:00 2008

Danger sign

Fri Apr 11 12:38:00 2008

Left lying by the track

Damaged caustic soda car

Fri Apr 11 12:38:00 2008

This car took the most damage

Rail section

Fri Apr 11 12:37:00 2008

A section of rail left lying by the side of the track

Broken fence

Fri Apr 11 12:36:00 2008

The fence is still down. This is the rear of the four-acre lot at the end of Napoleon Street, just before Highway 7

Third tanker

Fri Apr 11 12:35:00 2008

The third damaged tanker

Caustic Soda tanker

Fri Apr 11 12:33:00 2008

The colour of the top of the car is almost exactly the same as the sky,

Damaged chlorine tanker

Fri Apr 11 12:33:00 2008

Not leaking, and said to be empty anyway. Nevertheless...

Chlorine tanker

Fri Apr 11 12:32:00 2008

Just grazed, but this is close enough for my liking

Caustic soda tanker

Fri Apr 11 12:31:00 2008

This car was the most badly damaged

Railcars side

Wed Apr 9 14:33:00 2008

Railcars side

Wed Apr 9 14:30:00 2008

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:26:00 2008

Various views from the Highway 7 bridge over the railroad

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:21:00 2008

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:20:00 2008

The crew were trying to pull the cars away from the other train, which they were able to move after a day or so

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:20:00 2008

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:19:00 2008

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:19:00 2008

You can clearly see that the three tankers are completely off the tracks.

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:19:00 2008

Railcars

Wed Apr 9 14:18:00 2008