Railway Investigation Report R03V0083

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.

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Main-Track Derailment
Canadian National
Train No. 356-51-14
Mile 7.9, Fraser Subdivision
McBride, British Columbia
14 May 2003


On 14 May 2003, at approximately 1210 Pacific daylight time, Canadian National freight train No. 356-51-14, travelling eastward from Prince George, British Columbia, to Edmonton, Alberta, derailed two locomotives and five cars loaded with lumber on a bridge at Mile 7.9 of the Fraser Subdivision near McBride, British Columbia. A fire ensued and the bridge, the two locomotives, and the five cars and their contents were destroyed. The two crew members were fatally injured.

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©Minister of Public Works and Government Services 2005
  Cat. No. TU3-6/2-2005E
  ISBN 0-662-39267-1