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….after moving the damaged box car off the right of way, the CN track crew of 33 takes a breather to watch an east bound VIA ... 6764 ….


   ... so it appears....


   At CN Beachville, February 18, 1984 Kodachrome by S.Danko


   Noteworthy: 


February 14, 1984: A 25 car CN train derailed four miles west of Woodstock ( Beachville) causing $1 million damage. Half mile track torn up, propane tankers included in consist. Heavy rains blamed for weakening the track bed. Reportedly every spring new remnants of the derailment can be seen along the Beachville Thames River Trail – pushed up by the winter frost.
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….after moving the damaged box car off the right of way, the CN track crew of 33 takes a breather to watch an east bound VIA ... 6764 ….

... so it appears....

At CN Beachville, February 18, 1984 Kodachrome by S.Danko

Noteworthy:

February 14, 1984: A 25 car CN train derailed four miles west of Woodstock ( Beachville) causing $1 million damage. Half mile track torn up, propane tankers included in consist. Heavy rains blamed for weakening the track bed. Reportedly every spring new remnants of the derailment can be seen along the Beachville Thames River Trail – pushed up by the winter frost.

Photographer:
sdfourty [504] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/18/1984 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6764 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 6764 East (search)
Subdivision/SNS: mile 53 Dundas Sub (search)
City/Town: Beachville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Remarkable shot. I cannot help but look at all those wages standing there watching.

  2. I can’t say i remember seeing any remnants of the derailment, but I was not looking and that area has become overgrown with foliage

  3. Interesting to go to historic wreck sites and look for traces left behind.

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