Brosseau, QC Train Wreck, Dec 1956
TRAIN WRECK IN CANADA KILLS TWO.
Montreal, (UP) -- Seven cars of a nine-car train carrying air force personnel to new bases in Ontario jumped the tracks near here in a snowstorm Thursday night, killing two persons and injuring 15.
A witness said "it was a miracle no others were killed" when the train "literally leaped off the rails" and tore up some 400 feet of track at Brosseau Station, 10 miles south of here.
Canadian National Railways officials identified the dead as train engineer SAM RUTTENBERG of Cote St. Luc and fireman PAUL LaFONTAINE of Verdun, both in the Montreal area.
Porter T. R. MARSHALL said he believed the all-Pullman train went through an open switch.
Yuma Daily Sun Arizona 1956-12-28