Railway Investigation Report R06T0022

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigated this occurrence for the purpose of advancing transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

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Main-Track Derailment
Canadian Pacific Railway
Freight Train 230-30
Mile 114.65, MacTier Subdivision
Buckskin, Ontario
31 January 2006


On 31 January 2006, at approximately 0750 eastern standard time, southward Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 230-30 derailed one car at Mile 114.65 of the MacTier Subdivision. The train continued at 45 mph to Mile 103.48 near Buckskin, Ontario, where it experienced an undesired emergency train brake application and 11 additional cars derailed. Approximately 400 feet of track, including the Buckskin Siding north turnout and signal structures, were destroyed and the preceding 11 miles of track was heavily damaged. There were no dangerous goods involved and no injuries.

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©  Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada 2008
    Cat. No. TU3-6/06-1E
    ISBN 978-0-662-48683-1