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Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders: a Sword of Damocles


Ottawa, September 20, 2016 – Officers of the Teamsters Union have reacted strongly to some of the conclusions revealed yesterday by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) with respect to locomotive voice and video recorders. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) … Continue reading

4 October 2016 | Posted in Railways, Transport Canada, TSB | Leave a comment


Rail Workers: Deadly Tired…but Still Working


By Georgetta Gregory – NTSB Safety Compass The rail business is an industry full of tired, stressed workers. It is an epidemic. I know this first-hand because, before coming to the NTSB several years ago, I spent more than 30 … Continue reading

24 March 2016 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


Poor track condition and maintenance deficiencies led to the May 2014 derailment of a Canadian National train near Fort Frances, Ontario


Richmond Hill, Ontario – In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that poor track conditions and delays in maintenance activities led to the derailment of a Canadian National (CN) train near Fort Frances, Ontario. There were … Continue reading

22 March 2016 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


TSB deploys a team of investigators to a railway collision near Chapleau, Ontario


Gatineau, Quebec — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to a head-on collision involving a Canadian Pacific (CP) Hi-rail track unit and a CP train near Chapleau, Ontario. The TSB will be conducting an … Continue reading

7 March 2016 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


Worn rail car components contributed to August 2014 derailment and collision near Gananoque, Ontario


Richmond Hill, Ontario – In its investigation report (R14T0180) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that worn components on a rail car led to the derailment and collision between a Canadian National (CN) freight train and a … Continue reading

12 February 2016 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


Train derailment east of Revelstoke under investigation


Revelstoke Times Review A train sits on its side following a collision early Sunday morning. — image credit: Transportation Safety Board   The Transportation Safety Board is investigating a collision between two CP Rail trains east of Revelstoke early Sunday morning. … Continue reading

7 September 2015 | Posted in Railways, TSB | Leave a comment


TSB: Competing priorities led to Canadian National train collision


by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff DORVAL, Que—The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has issued its investigation report into a collision between two Canadian National trains in Montreal, Quebec in 2014. There were no injuries in the crash, but both trains sustained … Continue reading

7 August 2015 | Posted in Railways, TSB | Leave a comment


Railway crossing safety


The risk of trains and vehicles colliding at crossings remains too high. Background The risk of collisions between passenger trains and vehicles, particularly in the busy Quebec City–Windsor rail corridor was identified on the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB’s) … Continue reading

31 July 2015 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment


CP train derailed in Manitoba due to malfunctioning brakes, defective wheels


CBC News ‘The rail had failed catastrophically,’ the TSB said following its investigation There are risks that exist since there are no explicit protocols in place to inspect train tracks after a train with high-impact wheels goes through non–signaled territory, … Continue reading

16 July 2015 | Posted in Railways, TSB | Leave a comment


Undetected wheel defect and resultant track damage led to January 2014 train derailment and fire in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick


Moncton, New Brunswick – In its investigation report (R14M0002) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a wheel with an undetected defect broke, leading to the January 2014 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National (CN) train … Continue reading

19 June 2015 | Posted in TSB | Leave a comment