Transportation Safety Board releases photo of VIA derailment

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Two locomotives and one car derailed in this VIA Rail Canada accident in Saskatchewan on July 5.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

GATINEAU, Quebec — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released a photo of the July 5 derailment of a VIA Rail Canada train in Saskatchewan, showing the watery location of the accident as well as the extent of damage. [See "Via Rail Canada train derails in Saskatchewan," Trains News Wire, July 5.]

Both the train’s F40PH locomotives derailed, as did the baggage car, while the five passenger cars remained on the tracks. The two crewmen in the lead locomotive suffered minor injuries, but were released from medical care the day of the accident. None of the 16 passengers or three additional crew members were injured.

Service between Winnipeg and Gillam, Manitoba, remains suspended.

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