Multiple freight train cars derailed at Smiths Falls yard

A tractor trailer brings rails and rail ties to the scene of a CP Rail derailment in Smiths Falls. Photo by Pete Harris.

On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, Kingstonist received report of a freight train derailment in Smiths Falls.

According to a local resident, 15 or more train cars had derailed from the CP tracks between Lorne Street in Smiths Falls and Rosedale Road. They also noted that two transport trucks carrying rails and rail ties, as well as crews were at the scene shortly after noon.

Following multiple inquiries from Kingstonist, CP Rail issued a short statement regarding the incident.

“Last night a freight train derailed at slow speed in the Smiths Falls yard. The derailed rail cars remained upright. There were no leaks, spills or injuries,” CP said. “The incident is under investigation.”

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