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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 02/27/2012 :  07:52:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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.

Here is a CBC report of the accident.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/02/26/viarail-toronto.html

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nhguy
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Posted - 02/27/2012 :  2:00:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That is indeed a sad accident.

Bill Shanaman
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New Haven RR in the 1948 to 1952 era
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Sugar City, Colorado

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northern6400
Fireman



Posted - 02/27/2012 :  3:14:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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rutlandfan
Engine Wiper



Posted - 02/28/2012 :  12:53:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit rutlandfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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.

Phil


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Phillip Blancher - Morrisburg, Ontario
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