2008 TSB Recommendations & TC Responses

R06T0022 - Main-Track Derailment, Canadian Pacific Railway, Freight Train 230-30, Mile 114.65, MacTier Subdivision, Buckskin, Ontario, 31 January 2006 (R08-01)(R08-02)

TSB Full-Text Report (R06T0022):
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/2006/r06t0022/r06t0022.asp

TSB Recommendation R08-01

From the TSB Final Report - Removal of Suspect Transcona Wheel Shop Wheel Sets

The Board recommends that:

"The Department of Transport ensure that all 36-inch Canadian National Transcona wheel shop wheel sets assembled between April 1998 and February 2001 be removed from cars operating in Canada." (R08-01)

Transport Canada's Response (R08-01)

(signed by the Minister on July 29th, 2008)

Transport Canada (TC) accepts the Recommendation R08-01. On June 13, 2008, TC issued an Emergency Directive (copy attached) to Canadian National (CN) pursuant to Section 33 of the Railway Safety Act (RSA) whereby CN is to identify and remove the said wheelsets from Canadian Services, by no later than, October 15, 2008.

TSB Recommendation R08-02

From the TSB Final Report - Tracking Wheel Set Components

The Board recommends that:

"The Department of Transport ensure that railways adopt procedures and technologies to track all wheel sets." (R08-02)

Transport Canada's Response (R08-02)

(signed by the Minister on July 29th, 2008)

TC accepts the Recommendation R08-02. On June 13, 2008, TC issued an Emergency Directive to CN pursuant to Section 33 of the RSA, whereby CN has been directed to put in place a system to record and track major components such as, but not limited to, wheels, wheel sets, axles, roller bearings, draft gears, and couplers throughout their service life, by no later than December 13, 2008.

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