Head-On: British Columbia's Deadliest Railway Accident

July 7, 2014|
Head-On: British Columbia's Deadliest Railway Accident by Mark Wilson
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A 22-year-old Canadian National Railways telegrapher was blamed for a violent collision between a transcontinental passenger train and a troop train on Nov. 21, 1950. The head-on crash caused 21 deaths and was British Columbia''s deadliest railway accident. The alleged culprit was charged with manslaughter and was very fortunate to be defended by a future Prime Minister of Canada, who gave a bravura courtroom performance. The "not guilty" verdict returned by jurors was an indirect smack at CNR, which was touched with corporate arrogance even while being on the governmental welfare roll....
Mark Wilson is a retired transportation writer who worked for newspapers and magazines in Canada and the U.S. His first job was as a tea boy with a British newspaper founded two years before the birth of Simon Fraser in 1776. He now lives in New Westminster, British Columbia, next to the river named after the doughty Scottish fur trade...
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Title:Head-On: British Columbia's Deadliest Railway Accident
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.39 in
Shipping dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.39 in
Published:July 7, 2014
Publisher:FriesenPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781460233344

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