Two of five train cars derailed in N. Brunswick are older models: CNR

Thu Jan 9, 2014 1:52pm EST
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Two of five derailed crude tank cars in a New Brunswick train accident are older DOT-111 models, a Canadian National Railway spokesman said on Thursday, citing information it received from the Association of American Railroads.

Three of the five derailed crude tank cars are newly built DOT-111 models that conform with the higher standards ordered after October 2011, CN said.

(Reporting by Solarina Ho; Editing by David Gregorio)

CN workers work on the railway in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger