CP Rail investigated for parking train without hand brakes near Revelstoke

The report is based on a search warrant filed in a Calgary court, CBC reports

  • Jun. 22, 2015 6:00 a.m.
A train carrying numerous tanker cars passes through Revelstoke.

A train carrying numerous tanker cars passes through Revelstoke.

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CP Rail is being investigated for allegedly leaving a train parked east of Revelstoke without proper brakes being applied, the CBC is reporting.

The report is based on a search warrant filed in a Calgary court.

According to the CBC, Transport Canada investigators raided CP Rail’s headquarters in Calgary in May as part of an investigation into the alleged failure to apply hand brakes on a train carrying dangerous goods, including oil.

The CBC article says the incident occurred the night of Feb. 14–15, when CP Rail running trades employees were about to go on strike. It says superintendent Mark Jackson ordered the conductor and engineer to leave the train parked at Greeley, 10 kilometres east and uphill of Revelstoke, without the hand brakes applied.

The train was later moved without incident.

No charges have been laid. The allegations, if proven true, could result in a multi-million dollar fine.

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