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No injuries after CP train derails

Three rail cars jumped the tracks in the Canadian Pacific Railway yards between the First Street overpass and the Eighth Street bridge on New Year’s Day.

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Three rail cars jumped the tracks in the Canadian Pacific Railway yards between the First Street overpass and the Eighth Street bridge on New Year’s Day.

Sometime after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, three empty autodeck train cars were derailed in the Brandon Canadian Pacific Railway yards.

Three rail cars jumped the tracks in the Canadian Pacific Railway yards between the First Street overpass and the Eighth Street bridge on New Year’s Day.

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Three rail cars jumped the tracks in the Canadian Pacific Railway yards between the First Street overpass and the Eighth Street bridge on New Year’s Day. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)

A Canadian Pacific Railway official says there were no injuries or major damage after three empty train cars derailed in CP’s rail yards in Brandon on Tuesday.

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A Canadian Pacific Railway official says there were no injuries or major damage after three empty train cars derailed in CP’s rail yards in Brandon on Tuesday. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)

According to CP spokesman Kevin Hrysak, there were no injuries and no major damage.

"There were about 35 cars backing eastward and one of the empty cars derailed," he said. "This led to the other two cars derailing as well."

The yard was not shut down, and crews were hoping to have the cars back on track as soon as possible.

Hrysak said Canadian Pacific is running an internal investigation to find out how the cars were turned around.

In 2008, a CP train had nine cars derail within Brandon limits, four of the cars were carrying anhydrous ammonia. The rail yard had to be shut down and residents were ordered to stay indoors.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 2, 2013

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Sometime after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, three empty autodeck train cars were derailed in the Brandon Canadian Pacific Railway yards.

According to CP spokesman Kevin Hrysak, there were no injuries and no major damage.

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Sometime after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, three empty autodeck train cars were derailed in the Brandon Canadian Pacific Railway yards.

According to CP spokesman Kevin Hrysak, there were no injuries and no major damage.

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