Runaway US rail car goes unnoticed for 11 hours



Niagara Falls (New York): A rail car disconnected from a freight train, rolled across a bridge spanning the US-Canadian border and sat near a Canadian railroad station for nearly half a day before security personnel checked it out.

The Niagara Gazette reports that CSX officials believe someone intentionally disconnected the empty car at the company's rail yard early on the morning of August 12.

The car rolled about 3.2 kilometres to a railroad bridge over the Niagara River, crossed into Canada and went another few hundred feet before stopping near the Via Rail station in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Agents with the Canada Border Services Agency investigated about 11 hours later. Canadian officials say they're investigating the delay.

PTI