Another train derailment in Port Colborne

Three cars derailed in Port Colborne on the track between Fielden and Clarence Streets on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 12:50 p.m.

The three derailed cars are in the exact same spot as a previous derailment where 4 out of 5 cars derailed on Monday, April 2, 2018. The 14 cars were carrying wheat to ADM Milling. Nine of the cars have been already taken down to the mill. The train was travelling at 3 miles per hour.

Speaking with Paul Robinson, Operations Manager for Trillium Railway said, “this was the next project to replace all of the rails from Fielden to Clarence Street next week.”

The last rain has not helped and has turned the ties into sponges and again they are dealing with overhead wires. At this time they are unsure if they will need to bring the cranes in, as one of the rails has split in half and is twisted.  Trillium is hoping to have one of the cars moved out by this evening and are unsure as to when the others will be back on track.

“It was a little easier the last time,” Robinson said. “The big thing is that nobody got hurt,”

 


 

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