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Track reopens in Lake Louise after rail car hangs off bridge over river

Train cars are seen Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 in Lake Louise, Alta., following a derailment Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
November 29, 2014 - 4:26 PM

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - A train derailment in downtown Lake Louise, Alta., left a rail car hanging over the edge of a bridge across the Pipestone River on Saturday.

RCMP say all five of the cars on the Canadian Pacific train that left the track early Saturday morning were empty and that no chemicals were spilled.

There were no reports of injuries.

Railway spokeswoman Breanne Feigel says the derailed cars last contained sulphur.

Feigel says there's no word yet on what caused the train to derail.

She says the derailment has been cleared and the track is now open.

"We take all incidents like this quite seriously," Feigel said, noting that police, transportation officials and Parks Canada staff were all notified.

Police say the incident happened while the train was moving slowly past a transfer station.

They say a mechanical issue with one of the cars is thought to have caused the derailment, and that there was no indication of criminal activity.

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