CNR officials onsite at Sylvan train derailment

Officials from Canadian National Railway are onsite in Sylvan Lake where a train derailed on Monday night.

A CN train engine appeared like it had run aground like a ship on a sandbar on Monday night in Sylvan Lake.

A CN train engine appeared like it had run aground like a ship on a sandbar on Monday night in Sylvan Lake.

Officials from Canadian National Railway are onsite in Sylvan Lake where a train derailed on Monday night.

At 7:30 p.m., an eastbound locomotive from a 31-car train ran off the track south of 50th Avenue near 46th Street and plowed into the ground.

Warren Chandler, CN Rail spokesperson said none of the cars, carrying mixed freight, came off the track and the locomotive only came “slightly off the rail.”

“There were no injuries and no environmental issues,” Chandler said on Tuesday.

“Cause is currently under investigation.”

He said no delays have been reported on the track that runs from Rocky Mountain House.

On Monday night, the derailment closed crossings 50th Street, Westview Drive and 46th Street.

Sylvan Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Duncan Babchuk said as of Tuesday morning all crossings were open.

“I know there was panic but there wasn’t anything that derailed other than the engine,” Babchuck said.

Heavy equipment has arrived on the scene for the cleanup.