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 6.


‘Eight seconds to forever’ is installment 6 in The Turcot Train Tragedy–the investigation into the deaths of Dylan Ford, Mitchell Bracken-Guenet, and Ricardo Conesa, killed by a VIA Rail passenger train on the morning of October 31 in Montreal.

by Jack Locke

Time. It was in short supply on the early morning of Oct. 31, 2010.

The VIA Rail train that surprised a group of five Montreal-area teens had been delayed in leaving its place of departure by approximately three hours. It was scheduled to depart Toronto at 6:35 P.M., Oct. 30 and arrive in Montreal at 12:16 A.M. on Oct. 31.

Entering its final leg towards Montreal’s Central Station at 3 A.M., the train approached the Turcot tunnel at a reported speed of 113 kilometres per hour(70 miles per hour in railway measurement.) The train’s locomotive event recorder would have captured exact details of its speed.

At a minimum…

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