Monday, September 12, 2011

The great GO Train Burlington derailment of 1989 - no one injured

For the railheads. I have quite a few railheads who follow the site. Having never owned a train set as a kid, the fascination is lost on me. But I used to wonder what it would be like to be a hobo and ride in boxcars and have a dog named Hunter.
Looking for information about the 1975 GO Train and TTC fatal bus crash? Click here.


simone bouchard said...

bonjour from quebec. i'm moving to richmond hill in december and will be using GO transit to get to work. i can't wait. i think you're hilarious and you're doing a good job of making me excited about using the service.
i don't know how you mange to be so witty but i lol'd at your hobo fantasy.

Andrae Griffith said...

I came across this a few years ago, and searched quite a bit for more information before I got bored. It seems that this youtube video is the only evidence that this actually happened.

Doesn't that seem a little strange?

C.J. Smith said...

I hope I am making you excited about purchasing Valium for when you use the service.

C.J. Smith said...

The railheads will come. They will explain. Give it time.

Anonymous said...

This derailment happened near or around Burloak Dr, someone stole a truck and left it on the tracks at a rural grade crossing in front of the approaching GO train.

Dan-1 said...

Andrae, nope. Empty train, no passengers, no fatalities, and a time when the media didn't jump at every cat stuck in a tree. I'm sure not many know of an even more horrifying incident in the 70's when a GO train demolished a TTC bus stuck on a crossing, killing a number of passengers.

C.J. Smith said...

The railheads never disappoint.
Info about the 1975 crash is online.