GATINEAU, QC, May 22, 2012 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (R11T0034) into the damage to rolling stock of a VIA Rail passenger train in Oakville, ON.
The report is available on the TSB website at www.bst-tsb.gc.ca.
On February 6, 2011, VIA passenger train 70 was proceeding eastward en route from London to Toronto, ON, when it made a scheduled stop in Oakville. The station master observed smoke originating from an axle on a coach. Upon examination, an axle bearing was found to be severely overheated and to have failed. There was no derailment or collision. The investigation found that the overheated roller bearing had not been detected by a CN hot box detector.
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