Railway Investigation Report R04T0008

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 Pacific Railway
Train No. 239-13
Mile 178.20, Belleville Subdivision
Whitby, Ontario
14 January 2004


On 14 January 2004, at approximately 1942 eastern standard time, Canadian Pacific Railway intermodal train 239-13, travelling westward, derailed 11 car platforms transporting 18 containers at Mile 178.20 of the Belleville Subdivision. The derailment occurred just east of the overpass at Garden Street in Whitby, Ontario. Some of the rail car platforms and containers fell onto the roadway below, striking a southbound vehicle and fatally injuring the two occupants.

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© Minister of Public Works and Government Services 2006
    Cat. No. TU3-6/04-1E
    ISBN 0-662-42997-4