On a snowy December night in 1942, the town of Almonte, Ontario's Christmas celebrations were cut short when a train transporting Canadian troops rear-ended an Ottawa-bound passenger train that was waiting at the station platform. The collision killed 36 people and injured more than 200. It is considered one of the worst train wrecks in Canadian history.
Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming event Trolley Cars & Steam Whistles in the Park featuring the Ottawa Storytellers who will present us with a live re-telling of this great tragedy.
Join us on November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ron Kolbus Centre located in Ottawa's beautiful Britannia Park.
To order tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this short video of eye witness accounts of the wreck created for the Canadian Cultural Video Library.
Yesterday and Today: The Almonte Train Wreck. Copyright:1987 for the MTREX 11 Collection:
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