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.