Power goes out when CP freight train derails in Calgary neighbourhood

CALGARY – Just over a dozen cars jumped the tracks when a Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) freight train derailed in Calgary.

The rail company says no one was hurt when the accident happened Thursday in the city’s southeast Inglewood neighbourhood.

Jeremy Berry, a CP spokesman, says in an email that 13 cars, including three tankers, derailed.

Berry says only one of them was carrying cargo — a box car loaded with canned goods.

Electricity was also knocked out to about 280 customers of the utility company Enmax when a power pole was damaged.

Traffic in the area was diverted while crews checked the scene.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sending out investigators.

(The Canadian Press, CHQR, CFFR)