Where Trains Collided In Turcot Yards

From Gazette archives, August 11, 1941

“A panoramic photograph of part of the Turcot Yards train accident taken yesterday gives a clear picture of the wreckage caused by the collision. One man was fatally injured, 27 other persons were taken to hospital and 25 others were given medical treatment as a result of the crash Saturday.”

A passenger and freight train colliding just sounds bad and it might be a miracle of some kind that there was not more deaths. I find it very interesting that in those days they even listed all the names of the injured in the paper.

My guess is the shot was taken from the Falaise Saint Jacques and, according to the article, near Wilson avenue would put it just west of where the interchange is today. Strange to not see the 20 in the background.

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