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First publish date: 05-30-2006
Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train Derailed in CPR Rogers Pass
A luxury passenger train derailment on in the Rocky Mountains on Canadian Pacific Railway\'s Roger Pass luckily resulted in no injuries to the 560 passengers aboard \"The Rocky Montaineer\".
At least six passenger cars left the rails about 50 miles east of Revelstoke, British Columbia about 12:00 MST on Sunday. The train was enroute from Calgary, Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia at the time of the derailment.
Graham Gilley, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the company, says all six cars remained upright and there was no environmental damage. Passeners were bused from the scene.
The remaining portion of The Rocky Mountaineer train set continued on westwardly to Vancouver with GP40-2LWs 8015 and 8016 and the remaining cars : one generator car and two coaches.