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 3.

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by Jack Locke

It is bad enough that a train killed Dylan Ford, Mitchell Bracken-Guenet and Ricardo Conesa in the early morning hours of October 31, 2010, but it is truly sad when our national safety board wrongfully accuses the boys of illegalities.

The TSB conducted a brief preliminary investigation. Their summary findings indicated that:

“VIA passenger train P668-31-30, proceeding eastward and approaching the Turcot tunnel at mile 4.23 at 70 MPH on the South main track of CN’s Montreal Subdivision, struck and fatally injured 3 young men of a group of 5 trespassers on the Railway’s right of way…”

However, calling the dead boys trespassers is an error in law, and an error pursuant to the TSB’s marching orders.

“In making its findings as to the causes and contributing factors of a transportation occurrence, it is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or…

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