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First big Canadian railway crash

27 Oct
Great Western Railway 3205

Great Western Railway 3205 (Photo credit: Ingy The Wingy)

On october 27, 1854, at Baptiste Creek, Ontario, residents witnessed the first big rail accident in Canada‘s history. A Great Western Railway express train collided with a gravel train between Chatham and Windsor, Ontario. There were 52 people killed and 48 injured.

 

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Posted by on October 27, 2012 in October, On This Day

 

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