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Date: 01/05/19 09:13
CP Spiral Tunnel derailment
Author: Chessie

Word from multiple sources is that trains are moving/staging on the Laggan Sub. in preparation for reopening of the line later today.  Thursday's derailment, initially reported as 27 cars inside the tunnel was later revised down to 15 cars.  I would imagine there has been a lot of traffic via Coalhurst/Crowsnest/Fort Steele the past two days. 



Date: 01/05/19 10:34
Re: CP Spiral Tunnel derailment
Author: spwolfmtn

Chessie Wrote:
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> Word from multiple sources is that trains are
> moving/staging on the Laggan Sub. in preparation
> for reopening of the line later today. 
> Thursday's derailment, initially reported as 27
> cars inside the tunnel was later revised down to
> 15 cars.  I would imagine there has been a lot of
> traffic via Coalhurst/Crowsnest/Fort Steele the
> past two days. 

Good thing CP still has a viable alternate route and that it wasn't a casualty of EHH.



Date: 01/05/19 11:12
Re: CP Spiral Tunnel derailment
Author: Lackawanna484

Local paper has an overview of the situation.  No haz-mat, several responders to the article taking swipes at each other...

https://www.revelstokereview.com/news/train-derailment-near-field-in-spiral-tunnels/



Date: 01/05/19 15:40
Re: CP Spiral Tunnel derailment
Author: trkinsptr

Isn't the tunnel "slab track"? Maybe the track structure was tough enough to withstand major damage.



Date: 01/05/19 15:47
Re: CP Spiral Tunnel derailment
Author: 4489

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Local paper has an overview of the situation.  No
> haz-mat, several responders to the article taking
> swipes at each other...
>
> https://www.revelstokereview.com/news/train-derail
> ment-near-field-in-spiral-tunnels/

Me thinks that a couple of the responders are missing their tin-foil hats!



Date: 01/05/19 16:51
Re: CP Spiral Tunnel derailment
Author: sarailfan

Slab track is used in the Mount Macdonald and Shaughnessy tunnels. The spirals and the original Connaught tunnel have traditional ballasted track.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 01/06/19 09:43
Re: CP Spiral Tunnel derailment
Author: trkinsptr

I thought the lower spiral had been rebuilt 15-20years ago?



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