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Bystanders take in the cleanup efforts of the wreckage of CN Tempo train #150, derailed along the Oakville Sub one mile east of Oakville station while travelling from Sarnia to Toronto. A wreck train and big hook work to clean up Tempo cars that are sprawled along the mainline, some coming to rest on automobiles parked in this adjacent lot. RS18 3151 is pictured on its side in the distance. One woman was killed while walking between cars when the train derailed, eight people were injured, and the engineer lost an arm.
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Caption: A crowd of bystanders take in the cleanup efforts of the wreckage of CN Tempo train #150, derailed along the Oakville Sub one mile east of Oakville station while travelling from Sarnia to Toronto. A wreck train and big hook work to clean up Tempo cars that are sprawled along the mainline, some coming to rest on automobiles parked in this adjacent lot. RS18 3151 is pictured on its side in the distance. One woman was killed while walking between cars when the train derailed, eight people were injured, and the engineer lost an arm.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [633] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/16/1968 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3151 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 150 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Oakville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. OK, thats my first mistake this year…..lol
    I was going strictly by memory, which is becoming a little less reliable.
    But one note that I did find this morning – 3151, 3153 had steam generator blowdown panels installed, after losing their on-board EGU.

  2. mercer: I’ve been doing a bit of checking around, and managed to find another photo of 3151 in January 1969 with its HEP/EGU intact. I’m guessing it might have been the April 1969 wreck on the Weston Sub near Woodbine that caused it and sister 3153 to lose their generators – two units got pretty damaged in that one (one appears to be 3153 in this photo: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMDC-TSPA_0001085F&R=DC-TSPA_0001085F) .

  3. I was working 3rd trick at Port Credit but if I recall, it was a split switch at those crossovers.
    3151 would lose its on-board EGU as a result of this, and that power unit was then installed in baggage car 15300 or 15301.

  4. What was the cause?

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