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Train in B.C. derailment had speed control problems hours before fatal crash, source says

(Source: Calgary Herald, February 6, 2019)

CALGARY — The freight train involved in a fatal derailment was flagged for speed control problems hours before its tragic plunge near Field, B.C., early Monday, says a veteran employee with Canadian Pacific Railway. Staff received an emergency alert late Sunday night that the 112-car, three-engine westbound train carrying grain had been having mechanical issues before it stopped for two hours at a small station above the dramatic descent to the Spiral Tunnels and the town of Field, said the man, who wouldn’t give his name because he didn’t have permission to speak publicly on the matter.

Full story: Calgary Herald

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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