CP Rail confirmed that two trains in the process of making a train meet collided, resulting in a derailment of seven cars. (CP Rail photo)

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occured Sunday night, according to a statement from CP.

Seven empty cars of an eastbound train derailed following a collision at Palliser, between Golden and Yoho National Park, Sunday, July 5.

The Golden Star confirmed with the CP Golden yard the incident took place Sunday, July 5, around 7:45 p.m.

A westbound freight train came into contact with the tail end of an eastbound empty potash freight train while in the process of making a train meet just east of Golden. The crash caused a lead engine to derail upright, seven empty hopper casts and the tail end engine.

A train meet is when a train travelling in one direction “meets” another travelling in the opposite direction, either across mutliple tracks or along single track sections.

CP immediately dispatched response personnel to the site.

One employee was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The individual was treated and released, according to a statement from CP.

No dangerous goods were involved, CP said.

The cause is currently under investigation.

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