Canadian Pacific train number 177 near Moberly - 3 Jun 2001 Paul Birkholz.
27 December 2011
Derailment Closes CPR Line Near Golden, B.C.
Forde British Columbia - Railway operators are investigating after a train derailed west of Golden B.C. this morning.
CPR officials said Tuesday that about 25 cars from a westbound train carrying grain derailed 16 km west of Golden shortly before 10 a.m.
No injuries were reported and CPR said there are no environmental concerns associated with the incident.
"We have operations people on the scene assessing the situation," said CPR spokesman Kevin Hrysak who said the cause of the derailment has yet to be
CPR operators will have to complete their assessment before the company will be able to reopen the line, Hrysak said.
"Obviously safety is our top priority and we're taking all necessary precautions," Hrysak said.
The train had more than 100 cars in total and was bound for Vancouver.