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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dugald Train Disaster Monument (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

This monument in the village of Dugald, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, commemorates the worst railway accident in Manitoba’s history, that occurred near here on 1 September 1947. At least 31 people were killed, mostly due to fire aboard wooden train cars, in the collision between an east-bound transcontinental passenger train and a west-bound “Campers Special” from the resort at Minaki, Ontario. The fire spread to the nearby grain elevator and fuel storage depot, which were also destroyed. The monument was erected on 1 September 2007, for the 60th anniversary of the disaster, by the Springfield Women’s Institute.

Dugald Train Disaster

Dugald train disaster monument (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88609, W96.84090
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

The Dugald Train Disaster, 1947


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2012

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