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Date: 08/13/19 11:42
CN accident question
Author: pedrop

An interesting set of pics

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/13/19 11:48 by pedrop.



Date: 08/13/19 11:45
Re: CN accident question
Author: pedrop

Hi,  friend of mine found these pics in the internet but did not find information about them. Can somebody tell me more about this accident?  

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 08/13/19 11:58
Re: CN accident question
Author: andersonb109

It's in the Thompson River Canyon, BC. I don't have any other info.



Date: 08/13/19 13:13
Re: CN accident question
Author: hoggerdoug

At or near Lasha(?) in the Fraser River Canyon, train hit a rock slide. Crew was okay but spent a few hours waiting for rescue. Sorry I cannot recall the date of accident.
Doug



Date: 08/13/19 14:38
Re: CN accident question
Author: exrtc

Wrong TSB report.  This accident happened just east of Lytton, on the Ashcroft sub, near the siding of Lasha, as Doug mentioned, NOT Komo, which is west of Boston Bar, on the Yale sub.  The date was January 4, 2007.  The crew spent the night on the river bank before being resued the next morning.

Chris Rye



Date: 08/13/19 15:25
Re: CN accident question
Author: pedrop

Thanks to every body who contributed here.
👍

exrtc Wrote:
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> Wrong TSB report.  This accident happened just
> east of Lytton, on the Ashcroft sub, near the
> siding of Lasha, as Doug mentioned, NOT Komo,
> which is west of Boston Bar, on the Yale sub. 
> The date was January 4, 2007.  The crew spent the
> night on the river bank before being resued the
> next morning.
>
> Chris Rye

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 08/13/19 16:43
Re: CN accident question
Author: 4489

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> It's in the Thompson River Canyon, BC. I don't
> have any other info.

Sorry for my negativity, however what you refer to is a huge piece of real estate!

Thanks to tghe others who posted much more pertinent information.



Date: 08/13/19 17:37
Re: CN accident question
Author: thehighwayman

exrtc Wrote:
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> Wrong TSB report.  This accident happened just
> east of Lytton, on the Ashcroft sub, near the
> siding of Lasha, as Doug mentioned, NOT Komo,
> which is west of Boston Bar, on the Yale sub. 
> The date was January 4, 2007.  The crew spent the
> night on the river bank before being resued the
> next morning.
>
> Chris Rye

Thanks Chris ... I deleted my post with the erroneous link.

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 08/16/19 11:35
Re: CN accident question
Author: Ron

Do a Google search for:   "CN 2687 in the river"   you'll be able to find a couple stories about this event.



And, Trains Magazine had this to say about it:

2 men rescued in B.C. canyon after train derailment

Two CN crew members have been rescued after spending seven hours trapped on a steep 50-metre embankment after their train derailed early Thursday morning in the Fraser Canyon. Neither the engineer nor conductor were seriously hurt, suffering only cuts and bruises. They managed to scramble out of the locomotive. But they were stuck on the embankment above the Thompson River because it was too steep to climb. Blankets and hot food and drink were dropped down to them for the night. At first light, rescuers climbed down on ropes to pull them to safety.
They brought the engineer up just before 8 a.m. PT, and the conductor followed a few minutes later.

The 105-car train was near Lytton and headed for Vancouver when it hit a rockslide on the tracks at about 1 a.m. PT.
"When the train struck the rocks, the two lead locomotives derailed, and the first car immediately behind the locomotives, that car containing wood products," said company spokesman Jim Feeney. He added that the locomotives did not appear to be leaking any fuel.

In nearby Lytton, a restaurant had heated a pot of soup, expecting the stranded crew members will need some warming up.


Ron



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