Sunday, February 13, 2011


The CBC is reporting that a man was struck and killed by a train at the CN Waverley street crossing early this morning around 4 AM. The article reported that the CN main line (Rivers subdivision) was shut down for almost 8 hours afterward.

The Winnipeg Free Press reports that it was 3:41 AM, and the police were investigating behind the car wash just a few hundred feet east of St. James Junction. This is right where the BNSF line joins the CN main line - here.

There are a lot of people who cross the tracks at or near St. James Junction. I feel bad for the person who was killed, his family and friends, and for the crew of the train that hit him.

EDIT: It appears the victim was Ian Larson. Rest in peace.

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