CP scraps derailed carsWhile there are still no answers as to the cause of a train derailment here in February, signs of the incident are starting to disappear.
By: Danielle Killey, The Republican Eagle
While there are still no answers as to the cause of a train derailment here in February, signs of the incident are starting to disappear.
Workers could be seen this week breaking down some cars that were damaged beyond repair in the derailment, CP spokesman Ed Greenberg said.
“The cars are being dismantled for scrap (metal),” he said. That work wrapped up Friday.
The investigation into the derailment this winter is ongoing, Greenberg said. “All the evidence that was gathered at the scene at the time has been taken away for analysis in our lab.”
On Feb. 5, the CP freight train derailed near Bay Point Park. Nineteen empty cars left the tracks, and two fell off completely.
About 50 people worked to clean up and repair the track, and it was inspected before reopening about a day and a half later.
There were no injuries reported from the derailment and CP officials said throughout the event that there was no danger to the public.
Mayor Dennis Egan said in February that the community and rail company should work together to fix any structural issues that might have caused the derailment.
CP has been investigation the incident and the circumstances surrounding it since then, but does not yet have the results.
“Each incident is unique in the circumstances and evidence that is collected, so there is never a firm time table” for a completed investigation, Greenberg said. “At the end of the day for our company it’s important to us to do a thorough investigation.”