It's with sadness that VIA rail lost three employees yesterday afternoon in the train derailment in Burlington, Ontario. No passengers were killed although some were injured and sent to hospital. The two crewmen in the cab and a trainee lost their lives in this incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and the VIA Rail family.
It happened about a ten minute drive from me. I was out of town visiting my new grandaughter. Normally I come home on the 403 highway that runs right by the accident, but i chose to come home a slower route, so I missed all of the traffic on the highway. God works in mysterious ways.
Chuck Faist Burlington, Ontario Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!
I haven't heard from my father yet if he was dispatched to Burlington to help get the track reopened. He's currently working for the contractor doing the third track install on the CN Kingston Sub and has been working out of Belleville and Oshawa. The local news reported that the engineer-in-training in the cab was from Cornwall too. Sad all around. I remember when I went to school at Sheridan in the mid 90's that there was a couple of small derailments in that area as well.