CN Rail said the incident earlier this week was not a derailment but a minor accident.
“A piece of work equipment that is used to install rail was involved in a minor, low speed incident this week on a side track near Terrace,” said Kate Fenske July 13, adding that the equipment involved was not a freight train as previously thought.
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An empty CN freight train skidded off the track July 12 west of Terrace.
The minor derailment happened on the tracks just near the Kitsumkalum Tempo gas station on Hwy 16.
The train didn’t tip over and no real damage was apparent, and crews are still investigating the reason for the crash.