CP mainline reopened after derailment near Field

By The Canadian Press
February 7, 2019 - 7:50am

FIELD —   Canadian Pacific Railway says it has reopened the mainline through Field, B-C, where 99 grain cars and two locomotives jumped the tracks in a deadly derailment Monday.

     Three Calgary-based crew members were killed and an investigation into why the air brakes released on the parked train continues.

     In a news release last night, C-P Rail said the mainline tracks were opened earlier yesterday after completing all necessary safety checks in close collaboration with Transport Canada.

     It says C-P crews and contractors are still ``working diligently in challenging conditions to remove the damaged rail cars and equipment.''

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