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J
01-05-2007, 02:13 PM
Got this in an e-mail


Two CN crew members have been rescued after spending seven hours trapped on a steep 50-metre embankment after their train derailed early Thursday morning in the Fraser Canyon.

Neither the engineer nor conductor were seriously hurt, suffering only cuts and bruises.

They managed to scramble out of the locomotive. But they were stuck on the embankment above the Thompson River because it was too steep to climb.

Blankets and hot food and drink were dropped down to them for the night.

At first light, rescuers climbed down on ropes to pull them to safety. They brought the engineer up just before 8 a.m. PT, and the conductor followed a few minutes later.

John Fladung
01-05-2007, 04:45 PM
Wow that is steep. Good to hear that nobody was seriously hurt or killed.

Studogg120
01-05-2007, 08:12 PM
Must have been one heck of a ride. Good thing no one was hurt.

Sou 4610
01-05-2007, 10:56 PM
Check out the picture.The headlights and ditch lights are still on!

Gordon Graham
01-06-2007, 08:37 AM
Thats a strong locomotive ... I can still see its shape clearly .

Drewster
01-06-2007, 09:30 AM
looks like a landslide casued that, good thing the crew wasnt hurt, but man, that is Crazy!

Studogg120
01-06-2007, 09:53 PM
Here's more:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/01/04/bc-derailment.html

SD70MACMAN
01-09-2007, 04:52 AM
Holy... :shock:

J
01-18-2007, 03:36 AM
Here is a better photograph.

John Fladung
01-18-2007, 04:32 AM
Looking at that pic /|\ I can't imagine how much of a wild ride that could be! Wow...

Boxcarfrank
04-10-2007, 06:51 AM
Amazing no one was killed or seriously injured.

J
05-07-2007, 02:25 PM
Here's an update. Note the trucks have been removed to cut the weight of the lift.