Derailment Report - November
16, 1967 - Welland
At 515pm date Train TF-2 engines
TH&B 72-73-74 Conductor F.Branton Engineer J.McKim with 51 loads
and 28 empties 5575 tons while pulling from TH&B to NYC tracks at
Welland derailed 27th to 33rd cars inclusive starting at facing point
main line crossovers westward track west of Welland drawbridge foul
of both main tracks. TF-2 was making a reverse movement Welland
Drawbridge to CP-10 account track circuit trouble on eastward main
track. The derailed cars:
CP 364934 - 27th car - west
trucks derailed - rerailed 1200noon - CP 358359 - 28th car - all
derailed - rerailed 330pm - CP 358432 - 29th car - all derailed -
rerailed 750pm - CP 357817 - 30th car - all derailed - rerailed 605pm
- CP 364425 31st car - all derailed - rerailed 205pm - CP 357974 32nd
car - all derailed - rerailed 1240pm - CP 359946 - 33rd car - east
trucks derailed - rerailed 1115am.
All cars derailed are iron ore
pellets ex Hilton Mines, Quyon, Quebec destined Jones Loughlin Steel
Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA. St.Thomas Steam derrick Engine 5822
called at once 530am left St.Thomas 734am arrived Welland 1140am and
spotted 1230pm. TH&B Yard engine arrived west end of derailment
1025am and assisted rerailing car CP 359946 at 1115am. Canadian
National Fort Erie derrick ordered 640am Engine CNR 4513 arrived NYC
yard Welland 945am switched and spotted 1135am. The approach span
west and Welland Drawbridge has timbers shifted, track damage - 1
switch west end main line crossovers destroyed, two sets switch ties
destroyed 6 39 foot 127 point rail and considerable damage to
interlock pipe line. Rods bents on both ends of main line crossover.
Cause of derailment, slewed truck on west end A end of car CP 364934,
27th head car, truck did not straighten out after coming off curve
from TH&B. Marks on rail indicate wheel at L3 south side climbed
south rail 79 inches west of facing point crossover switch or 3
inches east of receiving end of stock rail. Westward track OK at
900pm for 10MPH. CNR Derrick released 700pm. St. Thomas derrick left
No.13 and LS-3 diverted via South
Shore - NYC (W)
No.17 - 1 hour 45 minutes Welland
orders back up to Fort Erie account TF-2 derailment west of Welland
drawbridge. 1 hour 55 minutes detoured via Canadian National Railways
Fort Erie to Canfield Jct.
No.371 - 57 minutes Fort Erie
Orders and Wait pilots from CNR detour via Canadian National Fort
Erie to Canfield Jct. NYCRR Canfield Jct to Waterford arrived
MC-4 - 3 hours 41 minutes
St.Thomas backed in yards and held for orders Canfield Jct. diverted
via Canadian National to Fort Erie NYC (E) to Frontier Yard Buffalo
No.50 - 2 hours 1 minute -
Canfield Jct. orders and diverted Canadian National to Fort Erie
(MC-4 ahead with air troubles).
No. 354 - 1 hour back over at
Canfield Jct. and reverse to CP 13 held at Broadway Welland until WB
No. 351 - 10 minutes Fort Erie
station work and back out to operate via CNR to Canfield Jct. 45
minutes late on CNR.
FMA9 - 15 hours 30 minutes
Welland wait for OK on WB track. Niagara Yard called 415am held 530am
account derailment Welland - called 800pm left 840pm.
St.Thomas derrick arrived
St.Thomas 350am 17th. Eastward track OK 5MPH at 300am 17th and OK'd
10MPH 415 am - 17th.
DB-4 - 3 hours 50 minutes
St.Thomas held account derailment. Derrick & MC-4 to go. 1 hour
10 minutes at Hagersville No.50 to pass. Diverted to CNR Canfield Jct
to Fort Erie.
Advance DF-2 - 2 hours 40 minutes
Waterford C&O CDF-2 and NY-4 to pass. 2 hours 10 minutes Canfield
Jct C&O CDF-2 ahead and reverse move to CP-10
CDF-2 - 2 hours 7 minutes
Hagersville NY-4 to pass account FMA-9, MX-1, Derrick and ML-9 to go
west. 1 hour 50 minutes Canfield Jct meet C&O BDM-3 and reverse
move to CP-10
BDM-3 - 1 hour 2 minutes Welland
ML-9 to pass
BDM-1 - 7 hours 40 minutes Black
Rock held account derailment and get CN pilots to operate CNR Fort
Erie to Canfield Jct.
November 19th - 850 am Westward
track west of Welland Drawbridge OK for normal speed - T.J.H.
A.R.Bost advises eastward main
track over Welland Drawbridge will be taken out of service 800am
December 5th. Eastward trains will be reversed from Hagersville
during time track out of service.
December 6th - Eastward track at
Welland Drawbridge is OK for normal speed at 320pm date from A.R.Bost.