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 Stewiacke, N.S Derailment


The following pictures are not Old Diesels but are part 
of the Canadian Railway picture. On  Friday April 12
2001 A VIA Rail train roared off the tracks and crashed 
into a feed store in Stewiacke, N.S. A 13 year old teenager had been attempting to get one of the locks that secured 
the switch and caused the derailment.
Twenty-four people were injured when 10 cars of
the 14-car train jumped the tracks. Fourteen crew
and 109 passengers were on board.
 
 


 

Wetaskiwin Derailment

November 1968 was not a good month for Wetaskiwin Alberta. Arthur Lacoursiere, was working in a sign shop across the street on the
other side of the grain elevators when this 
happened. He just walked over and took a few pictures on 35mm film. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Arthur Lacoursiere, Leduc, Alberta
This picture was taken and submitted by Arthur Lacoursiere, Leduc, Alberta
This picture was taken and submitted by Arthur Lacoursiere, Leduc, Alberta

Bittern Lake Derailment

Another train wreck at Bittern Lake Alberta. On the
30 June 1967, a 33 car Eastbound Canadian Pacific
freight being pulled by diesel locomotive GP9 #8536,
struck a tanker truck loaded with an asphalt mixture on a level crossing at Bittern Lake, Alberta.
The truck driver, Gordon Manysiak, the locomotive
engineer McIntosh Reid and the conductor Alex Morrison were shaken up but survived. 15 cars were derailed. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Arthur Lacoursiere, Leduc, Alberta
This picture was taken and submitted by Arthur Lacoursiere, Leduc, Alberta
This picture was taken and submitted by Arthur Lacoursiere, Leduc, Alberta
CP Train Wreck at Douglas MB, Late 1960's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB

 Nobleford AB Wreck

This pile up of Calgary-bound locomotives occured
on a curve near Nobleford AB on
October 24, 1990. The cause was a broken rail. 
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/recommandations-
recommendations/rail/1992/rec_r9222.asp 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Calgary Auxiliary CP Rail 200 ton crane 414480, cleaning 
up at the Nobleford AB derailment site in 1990.

At approximately 0243 mountain daylight time on 24 
October 1990, Canadian Pacific Limited (CP) train No. 990/23, travelling at a speed of 45 mph derailed four locomotives, the next 21 cars and the 23rd car at
Mile 1043 of the Aldersyde Subdivision, near
Nobleford, Alberta There were no injuries as a result 
of this occurrence. Investigation revealed that the cause
of the occurrence was a break in the high rail of a three-degree curve at a pre-existing defect 
The 40 year old rail had been in place for 10 years
after it had been in service at another location. http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/recommandations-
recommendations/rail/

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The CP 414480 was built by the American Crane 
Company in 1967  (Ser L-3744) .   Upon retirement, it was offered for sale in 2002 but instead donated to the Alberta 2005 Centennial Railway Museum Society in Beiseker AB, while still fully operational, along with its idler car 421626. http://www.alberta2005rail.com/
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP Idler Car 421626, built in October 1949 as  CP 301102. The purpose of the idler car is to carry blocking and cables for the crane and hold the crane's boom. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP 414215  combination Crane-Pile Driver, approaching 
the Calgary downtown core in an undated scan from a 
35mm colour slide.
The 30-ton crane-pile driver was built by the
American Crane Company (Ser. L-3966-F) and is
now off-roster
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Crane-Pile Driver 414215 in Sunalta, at the west end of downtown Calgary,  heading back home at the end of a
work assignment. To make it into a pile driver, another section is attached to the boom.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

 
Waterford Ont, Aug 2004 Hobby Shop Sign
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Waterford Ont, Aug 2004 Hobby Shop Sign
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB

Biggar, Saskatchewan Wreck

A fine picture of VIA F40PH-2 #6447,  about 2 miles west 
of Calgary shortly before it was wrecked at Biggar Sask 
in November 1997; while leading "The Canadian" #2
(eastbound) and retired in 1998. 
Here is  a summary of the Transportation Safety Board 
findings:
On 03 September 1997, at approximately 0150 mountain 
daylight time, VIA Rail Canada Inc. Train No. 2, travelling 
eastward at 67 mph, derailed at Mile 7.5 of the Canadian 
National Wainwright Subdivision, near Biggar, Saskatchewan. 
Thirteen of ninetee cars and the two locomotives derailed.
Seventy-nine of the 198 passengers and crew on board
were injured, 1 fatally and 13 seriously. 
Approximately 600 feet of main track was destroyed. 

The Board determined that the derailment immediately 
followed the fracture of the lead axle on the trailing
locomotive. The axle fractured as a result of an
overheated traction motor suspension bearing that failed
due to a lack of lubrication 

Read more and see an official aerial view of the wreck 
(with the cars all numbered) at  http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/1997

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
This picture is used with the compliments of The Transportation Safety Board of Canada
While flying as crew in a helicopter from CFB Bagotville during an afternoon of  August 1981, we spotted a train wreck at Lac Bouchette; 
on CN Lac St-Jean Sub between Québec and Chicoutimi (Saguenay).
With only 3 of us in the chopper, the pilot descended and I took the picture below, which involved 8 locomotives, which collided head-on.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Here's the description of the wreck by the originator of a
picture of locomotive 2535 on
a flatcar in Montreal along with a few wrecked others, at http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id
"2535 is 1 of 8 locos destroyed in a head-on at
Lac Bouchette in the Lac st-Jean area last August. Lead
unit 2511 with 3240, 2535, 4488, 3101 collided head on with 
lead unit 2526, 3126, 2552 3737 and 3211". 
We can clearly see CN 3737  and 2552. Further research
(2013) did not bring up any further details on the fate of 
these two diesels.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

CP Rail Diesel locomotive accidents in Alberta, 1970's


The caption on the back of this picture indicated that the accident took place at Bowden, Alberta and that it was a propane fire.
Massey F. Jones collection
CP 5686 and 5558 involved in an accident. 
Research couldn't pinpoint where.

The locomotive is still fitted with the Automatic Car Identification system (the plate bolted to the gallery 
about mid-way), a system which was abandoned, 
starting in 1976

Massey F. Jones collection
 CP 5686 off the rails. The cab striping would indicate 
that it was in the late 70s.

All this series was scanned from a negative strip.

Massey F. Jones collection
CP 5558 took a really good hit.
Massey F. Jones collection
Robot 1014 was also damaged.
Massey F. Jones collection
Another view of the Robot 1014, with a few wheels 
scattered around and the track now being cleaned up.
Massey F. Jones collection

Some wrecks from the Steam Era

The Quibel wreck CNR 6053 August 1954

  Pictures submitted by Art Grieve of Winnipeg Man. Canada   Pictures submitted by Art Grieve of Winnipeg Man. Canada
 Pictures submitted by Art Grieve of Winnipeg Man. Canada  Pictures submitted by Art Grieve of Winnipeg Man. Canada

Abenaki Head-on collision

 Abenaki (CN4014 and CN 3700) head-on collision
This pictures was submitter by Eldon Snyder of Moncton NB
This pictures was submitter by Eldon Snyder of Moncton NB
Abenaki (CN4014 and CN 3700) wreck
 This picture was submitted by Pierre Fournier
 This picture was submitted by Pierre Fournier
 This picture was submitted by Pierre Fournier
 This picture was submitted by Pierre Fournier
 This picture was submitted by Pierre Fournier
This picture was submitted by Pierre Fournier
This head on collision happened at Dugald MB 
between two CN passenger trains on Sept. 1, 1947. 
Thirty one people lost their lives. Amazingly both 
engines (Mountain class) where returned to service. 
The above pictures were submitter by Art Grieve of Winnipeg Man. Canada
The above pictures were submitter by Art Grieve of Winnipeg Man. Canada
CNR Steam Engine wreck at Oakville Ont. Oct 1955
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

 
The following is a series of pictures of train derailments 
in the Young Saskatchewan Area 
These were submitted by Kelvin Gieselman

 
CNR Train Wreck, 1931
CNR Train Wreck, 1931
CNR Train Wreck, 1931
CNR Train Wreck, 1931
CPR Train Wreck, 1928
CPR Train Wreck, 1928
Train derailment, Canadian Northern Cars 1920s
A train wreck near Hantsport on the DAR line. Date unknown
Hantsport Train Wreck
Hantsport Train Wreck
Hantsport Train Wreck
Hantsport Train Wreck
In September 2013a 23 car trop traincarring militia-men to Aldershot derailed. The two engine train had been traveling from Truro on the DAR line but took on a third engine at Wolfville to make the uphill grade to Kentville. When the rear engine pushed too hard the train buckled and derailed at the Kentville railyard
This series of steam engine wrecks was submitted by John Riley. 
There are few details on these wrecks but they do show the extent
of the damage these wrecks caused

 
   
   
   

 
 
   
The Steam Engines of the CNR
The Steam Engines of the CPR

 
Canadian Train Stations
The Grain Elevators
of Western Canada
The SCRR Garden Railway
     
Canadian Cabooses
Canadian Railway Artifacts
Train Bridges and Trestles
Canadian Railway Tunnels
with a detailed look at the
CPR Spiral Tunnels
 Canadian Old Logging Equipment
and Steam and Diesel Locomotives
Old Canadian Rolling Stock
 Passenger Cars
 
The Scrap Yard
 The Halifax & South-Western Museum
Old Canadian Rolling Stock
 Freight Cars
Electric Locomotives and Street Cars
Canadian Railiners/Dayliners
Industrial and on Site Diesel  Locomotives
 
 
The Newfoundland Railway
 
Robot Cars

Two site worth looking at.

The Memory Lane Railway Museum in Middleton, Nova Scotia.
The only exclusive Dominion Atlantic Railway museum in the world

Welcome to the DAR DPI
A web community initiative intent on digitally preserving
the history of the Dominion Atlantic Railway


Links
Visit our Home in Summerville Nova Scotia. This house was built in 1873.
Where we live and what we do
A Nova Scotia Snow Storm Hits Summerville
A Nova Scotia Snow Storm Hits Summerville
The Steam Locomotives of the CPR
The Steam Engines of the CNR
Railway Maintenance Equipment
And Old Railway Rolling Stock
Train Bridges and Trestles
Canadian Railway Tunnels
The Grain Elevators of Western Canada
Canadian National Railways Motive Power Statistics Index
Jerry Barnes' Garden Railway, The SCRR
The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society
The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society
Historic Aircraft Pictures
Visit John's Old Car and Truck Pictures
The Yard Limit's page on the 
Windsor & Hantsport Railway (WHRC)
CN Pensioners' Association
The Stanley Steamer

For all you steam fans, this page is a must

Visit Lonnie Hedgepeth's 
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina site.
He has used the plans provided on Covered Bridge Plans  webpage and is 
building a Covered Bridge for his Live Steam train.
Many new pictures have been added including pictures of his Live Steam Engine
The building trades class at Darlington HS in Darlington, Wisconsin built this covered bridge for a local business man
 Tour the 64 remaining Covered Bridges
 of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges that once
dotted Nova Scotia.
Lilies From the Valley
A Vast selection of Oriental and Asiatic previously cut commercially grown bulbs ready for shipment anywhere in Canada
Visit my Jeep page
A Picture Review of the Jeeps
from 1940 to the present
A Picture Review of the 
Nash, Hudson
and the cars of American Motors
A Picture Review of the Hudsons and Terraplanes
that were found in Australia
A Picture Review Studebaker
A Picture review of the Packard
A Picture Review of the
Pickup Truck from 1940 to 1969
A Picture review of the Volkswagen
A Picture Tour of the Kaiser Frazer
A Picture Tour of the
A Picture Tour of the Henry J
A Picture Tour of the Crosley
A Picture Review of the Chevrolet
from 1916 tto 1970
A Picture Review of the Ford
from 1908 to 1969
The Chrysler Airflow
View some of John Evan's  Artwork
View some of
John' Evan's Artwork
This site has quite a collections
of John's artwork.
View these old cars as you haven't before.
Eric Gordon's Kaiser Rebuild
There are many pictures showing the
details of this Rebuild
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