Kettle Falls Railway derailment

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Kettle Falls Railway derailment

Post by Otto Vondrak » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:09 pm

The Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC ("KFR") owns and operates over 160 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage in Northeastern Washington State and Southeastern British Columbia. KFR operates from the BNSF interchange at Chewalah, Washington to Columbia Gardens, British Columbia. A second line operates from Kettle Falls, Washington to Grand Forks, British Columbia, before crossing the border again to reach San Poil, Washington.

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Wed, 2008-12-31 10:43.
The preliminary investigation is showing brake problems may be the cause of mondays accident, that left the trains engine, and a number of rail cars on their side completely blocking Highway 22A. The accident happened after the train, owned by Omnitrax, of Kettle Falls Washington, collided with railway cars that were parked on the rail line. The engineer who was the only person aboard the train at the time,managed to jump to safety, uninjured.
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Re: Kettle Falls Railway derailment

Post by BR&P » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:54 pm

Here's what it looked like afterward:

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