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Brake defects plague Canada’s aging grain cars

(Source: Railway Age, May 15, 2020)

NEW YORK — Hard-to-detect braking system defects have rendered Canada’s aging fleet of grain hoppers a safety hazard, says a former director of derailment investigations for the country’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB), the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. NTSB. Ian Naish, who retired from the TSB in 2009, in a CBC interview posted May 15, declared, “The grain car fleet overall is quite defective.”

Full story: Railway Age

Monday, May 18, 2020

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