Derailment Report - December
19, 1967 - Leamington
1130am date GYM H.F.Petrie
reported Leamington local engine 5822 engineer Kirkman Conductor
McConnell while dropping three cars canned goods derailed all trucks
of the engine, all trucks of CN 280225, all trucks of CN 280212 and
north trucks of CN 280288 at the switch to storage track just outside
the gate to Heinz plant at Leamington.
Windsor and St.Thomas car dept
trucks and Carman Sealey dispatched to Leamington. Track Foreman
Stowe and men were at Leamington. H.F.Petrie to Leamington.
While making the drop, the engine
derailed at the switch point and the three cars canned goods ran into
the engine and cars were derailed. No personal injuries.
215pm from HFP - drawbar broken
out of CN 280225 which was next to engine, and drawbar may be broken
out of engine. Derailment caused by broekn splice 10 feet south of
switch. May require an engine off WX-2 at Comber for Leamington Local.
S. Ryan - Claims Agent Detroit
notified 845am December 20th
CN 280277 rerailed 230pm - CN
280212 rerailed 320pm - CN 280225 rerailed 420pm.
Diesel rerailed 600pm. Track OK
at 730pm. Diesel backed up 3MPH and rail spread derailing 1 wheel of
each truck west side.