Thursday, April 01, 2010

This Day, 34 Years Ago

Around 03:00 on the morning of April 1, 1976, a washout happened near Bath, New Brunswick at mile 82.7 of the Canadian Pacific Railway Shogomoc subdivision. CP RS-18 8739 dropped into the gap caused by the washout. Trainman G.H. Sisson lost his life in the accident.

The engine was stripped of parts, including the diesel engine, main generator, electrical cabinet, and #2 truck complete with traction motors. The rest of the wreck could not be lifted, and was covered over and still remains there today.

Thanks to Brian Barchard and Danny McCracken for the details.

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