An Ontario man named Logan Cadue caught an intense moment on camera when a freight train derailed right in front of him in Kingston Saturday.
Two cars derailed causing delays of the VIA Rail service from Toronto to Montreal/Ottawa while crews repaired the track. Cadue lives in Kingston and was watching the train pass with a friend when the derailment occurred.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Train derailment Video.. ®Logan Cadue <a href="https://t.co/nTBeJUNUWg">pic.twitter.com/nTBeJUNUWg</a></p>— Logan Cadue (@logancadue) <a href="https://twitter.com/logancadue/status/970051598037798912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Cadue said if he was standing any closer the de-coupled train would have hit him and his friend. The incident affected thousands of passengers who were riding other trains, according to Canadian National Railway spokesperson Marie-Anna Murat.
VIA Rail has provided buses and other forms of transportation as an alternative for passengers stranded after the derailment. Another CN spokesperson named Patrick Waldron said the cars were upright on the tracks while another lay on its side across the tracks.
Crews are working to repair any track damage and restore the train cars but Waldron did not have an estimate for when the cars would be removed.
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