Trainspotting

If you happen to find yourself traveling through Saskatchewan, Canada, you may want to steer clear of Saskatoon for a few, well, weeks.

A dashboard camera has captured the moment a 52-car CN train carrying grain derailed near a rural intersection just north of Saskatoon, Sask. Clean-up of the area has been underway since Tuesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the intersection of Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road in near Warman just before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, where they saw 30 rail cars had been derailed and were leaking fuel.

“We have a fire that’s flowing. The liquid fuel, the diesel, is actually flowing and igniting at the same time so it provides some additional challenge to control that,” Saskatoon Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Roger told CTV Saskatoon.

The dashboard video is at the link. It’s great entertainment until the driver realizes, “Holy crap, I better get the hell outta here.”