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Bit of a mess here. I am on the Maple Av overpass looking east, and the crossing behind all this clutter at Nelles Rd.  On June 29th 1978 westbound #387, with 78 cars, jumped the tracks. A total of 29 cars derailed. The cleanup is progressing swiftly to get the line reopened.
I do not recall the cause of the derailment.
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Caption: Bit of a mess here. I am on the Maple Av overpass looking east, and the crossing behind all this clutter at Nelles Rd. On June 29th 1978 westbound #387, with 78 cars, jumped the tracks. A total of 29 cars derailed. The cleanup is progressing swiftly to get the line reopened. I do not recall the cause of the derailment.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1306] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/01/1978 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: nil (search)
Train Symbol: #387 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Grimsby Sub. (search)
City/Town: Grimsby (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. In 1978, it was still called Dominion Day!

  2. Canada Day 1978! Neat shot Arnold.

  3. That’ll buff right out !! Sure seems a lot of cars piled up in a small area.

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