More on the train derailment and explosion in Quebec

The story itself seems eerily similar to the plans that various muslims arrested in Canada claimed to be planning.

CTV has this info as well as rotating videos on the story:

How it happened
Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway Inc., which owns the train, says the train was unattended and “came loose” overnight.

A representative from the company told CTV News that the trained was parked and secured in Nantes, Que., just west of Lac-Megantic, late Friday night. The two town centres are about 12 kilometres apart.
Joe McGonigle, a vice president at Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, said the train “came loose” between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and “started rolling down the tracks.”

He said the train’s engine was found about one kilometre from where the explosions took place.

The train’s conductor, who was at a hotel in Lac-Megantic when the train derailed, is being questioned by police, according to McGonigle.
According to the company’s website, the railway serves Maine, Vermont, Quebec and New Brunswick and owns more than 800 kilometres of rail tracks.



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4 Replies to “More on the train derailment and explosion in Quebec”

  1. So if the train is runaway and unattended (The conductor was found in a hotel. That is an ambiguous and pregnant statement), can we assume it was parked for the night by the crew?

    Then we can assume that it was stolen and 60 people were murdered.

    And the authorities want to keep a lid on it and do not want a panic. Well things can be very bad and people will not panic if there is a plan. but the authorities plan is BOHICA!.

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones, had their lives turned upside down and changed forever. As far as the investigation IMHO it’s 50/50 if the cause will be determined and all of the facts made public without a cover up.

  3. Big Frank: I would wager that a cover up is 100% certain. The hope is that it is so incompetent, as we saw in Vancouver with the jihadi pressure cooker bombers, that it was easy to see through to the salient facts.

  4. I don’t know about Canada but in the states every engine has a dead man switch, if you don’t keep the switch closed the brakes are automatically applied. The switches have failed but not very often, it was either poor maintenance or sabotage.

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