I am reposting my series on The Turcot Train Tragedy as it approaches the second anniversary of that horrible event. Alas, with no government accountability. Installment 1.


by Jack Locke

I have decided to investigate the tragic deaths of three Montréal youths by a VIA Rail passenger train in the Turcot area of Montréal on the early morning of Oct. 31, 2010.

My theory is that this was a preventable accident—as most human fatalities are, in theory, preventable. But the goal of this investigation is to see what can be done to prevent future tragedies like this one from happening.

The three dead were Dylan Ford, Mitchell Bracken-Guenet and Ricardo Conesa. Two other youngsters narrowly escaped the ordeal as the three-hour-late train on destination to Montréal from Toronto was entering its final 10 kilometre leg into Montréal’s Central Station.

I shall be interviewing a number of people associated with this event in order to understand how such a horrible incident could occur. One of my first interviews has uncovered a disturbing fact.

I spoke with Montréal…

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