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Almonte Train Wreck, 1942

Train Wreck Almonte with Wreaths


In 1942 a Canadian military troop train operated by Canadian Pacific struck the rear of a local C.P. passenger train. Thirty-nine people were killed; over 200 were injured.

A memorial to the victims and survivors stands at the corner of Bridge St. and Mill Street. Plaques are marked with the names of the 39 deceased.

This accident is known as the second-worst railway disaster in the history of Canadian Railroading.

Photo: postcard circa 1942, Wikimedia Commons

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