January 9, 2014 / 6:55 PM / in 4 years

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

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.

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

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

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