Memories of ’42 – Stories of the Almonte Train Wreck

Creator(s): North Lanark Historical Society

Explore one of the worst accidents in Canadian railway history through eyewitness and other firsthand accounts. Described by one survivor as “the night the war came to Almonte,” the collision of two trains on December 27, 1942, shaped not only the lives of passengers and Almonte residents, but also Canadian railway policy.

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