Derailment Report -
September 26, 1967 - Leamington
At 440pm September 26th CL-1
engine 5821 Engineer Monohan, Cunductor McConnell while pulling in
House track at Leamington derailed 4 cars at depot. Train consisted
of 13 empties. The high switch lined for house track. Diesel and
leading trucks of first car in on house track. CP 166527 trailing
truck headed down main and derailed. CN 291357 2nd car, heading down
main and all derailed. CN 280018 3rd car down main and all derailed.
CN 291340 4th car down main and all derailed. Car Dept. truck foreman
and 2 men arrived 730pm. Track Dept truck foreman and 3 men arrived
735pm. CP 166527 rerailed 920pm. CN 291367 rerailed 1030pm. CN 280018
rerailed 920am 27th. CN 291340 rerailed 1120am 27th. Heinz Co.
loading dock switcher 9pm to 1030pm 26th. Crew tied up 110m 26th. No
damage to diesel or equipment. No injuries. Damage to track, 1 rail
to be replaced in house track and other damage. Main line OK 1155am.
House track will be OK 400pm date. Cause of derailment undetermined.
First marks, wheels climbed rail 15 inches past switch point. When
track gauged, showed tight. Also necessary to get bulldozer from Town
of Leamington to pull back waycar and 7 cars to cut No.3 Highway.