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Chemtura-bound train derails in Waterloo

A train heading to Elmira’s Chemtura plant derailed near Uptown Waterloo on Oct. 11 at around 8:30 p.m.

The train was pulling five empty cars and two engines, travelling at 10 miles per hour when four cars left the tracks between Allen and William streets.

According to CN Rail representative Lindsay Fedchyshyn, engineers were involved in the cleanup before the case was handed over to Goderich Exeter Railway Ltd. for further investigation. It took two days to clear the scene.

GEXR train master Wesley Logan called it a minor derailment.

“It was one of our more minor ones, that’s for sure,” he said in a phone interview on Wednesday.

Crews arrived early morning last Friday. The scene was cleaned up and the train was back in service the next afternoon.

The reason for the derailment is under investigation, a process that will take approximately two weeks.

No injuries occurred during the accident and damage was reported to be minor.

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