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Train Wreck on the C.P.R., Port Arthur (1907)
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A crowd gathers to examine the wreckage near the corner of Water Street and Wilson Street in early Port Arthur. A Fort William train running backwards and drawing a line of cars, rounded a curve and crashed into a standing freight train. Engineer Thomas Jackson and fireman Joe Ryan jumped from the Fort William train to safety, as did brakeman George Webb, who was perched on top of the standing train. One of the freight cars was lifted into the air and thrown crosswise across the track. There were no fatalities. In the background is the newly built CN railway station.

Date of Original
1907-08-16
Subject(s)
Local identifier
P666
Collection
Thunder Bay Public Library
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.4001 Longitude: -89.31683
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Thunder Bay Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

Brodie Resource Library

216 South Brodie Street

Thunder Bay, ON

P7E 1C2

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Train Wreck on the C.P.R., Port Arthur (1907)


A crowd gathers to examine the wreckage near the corner of Water Street and Wilson Street in early Port Arthur. A Fort William train running backwards and drawing a line of cars, rounded a curve and crashed into a standing freight train. Engineer Thomas Jackson and fireman Joe Ryan jumped from the Fort William train to safety, as did brakeman George Webb, who was perched on top of the standing train. One of the freight cars was lifted into the air and thrown crosswise across the track. There were no fatalities. In the background is the newly built CN railway station.