Montreal

Farnham freight train derailment investigated by Transportation Safety Board

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a freight train derailed in Quebec's Eastern Townships.

Central Maine & Quebec Railway was operating freight train that derailed Monday night

A train (not the one seen here) carrying 15 empty box cars went off the tracks in Farnham, Que. Monday night. (CBC)

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating a derailment in Quebec's Eastern Townships.

A spokesman for the TSB said a freight train carrying 15 empty box cars went off the tracks in Farnham, Que. at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

"In my understanding there were no injuries, all the cars derailed upright," said TSB spokesman Chris Krepski.

The train was operated by the Central Maine & Quebec Railway.

The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and its assets were sold to an American investment firm, which created what is now called the Central Maine & Quebec Railway.

The train that derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Que. in 2013, killing 47 people, was operated by MM&A.