Terrace Bay, ON Passenger Train Wreck, Apr 1965


Terrace Bay, Ont. (CP) - Workmen clearing the wreckage of a passenger train which was derailed during the weekend near this northwestern Ontario community unexpectedly discovered the body of a man in a rear diesel unit Monday.
It brought the death toll in the derailment of the CPR's transcontinental passenger train, the Canadian, to two.
CHARLES KENNEGIESSER, 38, of Fort William, a CPR baggage-man, was killed and 47 persons were injured, none seriously, when the train jumped the tracks in early morning darkness Saturday three miles east of Terrace Bay, 140 miles east of Port Arthur.
Provincial police in nearby Schreiber said the man found Monday was in his 50s. Taken to a funeral home in Schreiber, his identity was withheld.
The twin-diesel locomotive and nine cars of the 14-car train tumbled from the tracks after hitting a cave-in on the line. The diesels and six cars rolled down a 100-foot embankment.

Ottawa Journal Ontario Canada 1965-04-20