Train Articles

Taking the Oil Burden Off the Rails: Currie

By Roger Currie Lots of news about railways this past week, and none of it particularly good. The mere threat of back-to-work legislation was enough to get the Teamsters union to accept binding arbitration, ending a very brief strike by Canadian Pacific engineers....

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Man Charged in Car-Train Crash in Windsor Park

A man is facing several charges after a car collided with a train on Saturday night. The crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Archibald Street and Fermor Avenue. Winnipeg police say the man was driving a Mazda3 when the signal crossing lights began to...

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High Winds the Cause of CP Derailment in Poplar Point

High winds were the cause of a train derailment in Poplar Point, Manitoba last July. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada on Tuesday released its findings into the July 29, 2012 derailment of the CP freight train, saying a delay in notification to the train crew...

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Semi Collides with Train on South Perimeter

RCMP are asking motorists to avoid the south Perimeter Highway at Highway 330 after a semi truck hit a CP train. The crash happened Monday morning when the semi collided with a southbound CP cargo train just west of the intersection. The 51-year-old semi driver from...

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Girl Killed by Train Near Brandon

Brandon RCMP are investigating after a female youth was found dead along railway tracks near the Wheat City on Sunday. Little information is available, but police say the girl was discovered at about 9:30 a.m. Her name hasn't been released. The investigation is...

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Woman Struck by Train in Portage la Prairie

By David Klassen A 29-year-old Portage la Prairie woman is in critical but stable condition after being hit by a train on Sunday. The accident happened shortly after midnight in Portage at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and 8th Street NW. The woman was found near...

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CN Train Derails in Fort Rouge

By David Klassen An investigation into what caused a CN train to derail in Winnipeg on Saturday is underway. The derailment happened at about 10:30 a.m. near Pembina Highway and the Jubilee Overpass in the Fort Rouge area. Six train cars could be seen on their side,...

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Man Killed in Crash with Freight Train Near Anola

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that left one person dead Sunday morning after a pickup truck collided with a train. RCMP say just before 2:30 a.m. a Ford pickup truck collided with the side of a westbound CN freight train on Edgewood Road in the RM of...

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