Railway Investigation Report R06V0183
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.
Runaway and Derailment
White Pass and Yukon Route
Work Train 114
Mile 36.5, Canadian Subdivision
Log Cabin, British Columbia
03 September 2006
On 03 September 2006, at about 1300 Pacific daylight time, northbound White Pass and Yukon Route work train 114, comprising one locomotive and eight loaded ballast cars, ran uncontrolled down a steep grade and derailed the locomotive and the first six ballast cars at Mile 36.5 on the Canadian Subdivision. One person was fatally injured and three others sustained serious injuries. The six derailed ballast cars were destroyed.
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