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A bad day for trains and a slide from Ron Tuff. Ron's slide is dated August 5, 1978 and shows the location as Lake Ave. Stoney Creek. I was sent a link to A.W. Mooney image posted of this wreck and he shows it at mile 37.6 Grimsby sub.. Also AW Mooney indicates that this was CN train 387 and it encountered a track switch that had been tampered with by some vandals. Quite a derailment ensued involving four locomotives and numerous rail cars. Thank you Mr. Mooney for the information on your image.
I have not been able to find out how the engine crew fared in this derailment. Hopefully all survived and it must of been one heck of a ride.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Ron Tuff, collection of Doug Lawson all rights reserved.



Caption: A bad day for trains and a slide from Ron Tuff. Ron's slide is dated August 5, 1978 and shows the location as Lake Ave. Stoney Creek. I was sent a link to A.W. Mooney image posted of this wreck and he shows it at mile 37.6 Grimsby sub.. Also AW Mooney indicates that this was CN train 387 and it encountered a track switch that had been tampered with by some vandals. Quite a derailment ensued involving four locomotives and numerous rail cars. Thank you Mr. Mooney for the information on your image. I have not been able to find out how the engine crew fared in this derailment. Hopefully all survived and it must of been one heck of a ride.

Photographer:
Ron Tuff, collection of Doug Lawson [188] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/05/1978 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN derailment (search)
Train Symbol: 387 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: mile 37.6 Grimsby sub (search)
City/Town: Stoney Creek (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. I don’t have the specifics of injuries but I can say that there were no fatalities.
    And yes, train 387 at MP 37.6 Grimsby Subdivision on 5Aug1978, with locos 9404-4523-4524-4573. Encountered an open switch and struck the car(s) you see here, namely those boxes loaded with plywood, or OSB, whatever it is.
    4573 was retired on 27Jan1981 after having been picked apart for usable components.
    She had 1,727,000 miles on her, and was only driven by a little old lady on Sundays (LOL).

  2. Ouch…

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