Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1975, September 23 - a Montreal-bound Turbo train catches fire at mile 42.5 Kingston subdivision. No injuries

Ottawa Journal Wednesday 23 September 1975

About 170 passengers and crew were evacuated to safety at Riviere Beaudette Tuesday when fire broke out in an engine unit of a nine-car nine-car nine-car CNR , turbo-train turbo-train turbo-train flee blazing Turbo bound from Toronto to Montreal. Montreal. Riviere Beaudette is at the Quebec-Ontario Quebec-Ontario Quebec-Ontario border, between between Montreal and Cornwall. It took firemen two hours to control the fire which melted the metal of the aluminum and steel train. The engine unit, a bar lounge and the first passenger car of the high-speed high-speed high-speed train were extensively damaged. A CNR spokesman said it would take several weeks repair the damage and turbo-train turbo-train service between the two cities, which is one hour faster than CNR's conventional conventional diesel trains, would cut back.

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