Work begins in New Glasgow to clear derailed train cars

Work is underway to remove three rail cars that derailed Thursday evening in the downtown area of New Glasgow.

3 rail cars carrying steel derailed, no injuries

Work began Friday to remove sheets of steel from rail cars that derailed in New Glasgow Thursday evening. (Courtesy Wayne Pellerine)

Work is underway to remove three rail cars that derailed Thursday evening in the downtown area of New Glasgow.

Nobody was injured when the cars went off the tracks on a spur line that heads towards the town of Trenton.

The cars belong to Cape Breton Central Nova Scotia Railways and were carrying sheets of steel.

Const. Ken MacDonald with the New Glasgow police says crews are removing the metal and will then shift the cars.