Sunday, September 5, 2010
Dugald: A Fine Prairie Town
What could be more quintessentially prairie than a train and a grain elevator? CN 2502 and 2507, both Dash 9-44CWL units, lead a train out of the siding at Dugald, Manitoba, about 20 kilometres east of Winnipeg, on a fine morning in July, 2010.
Dugald is the site of one of Canada's worst train disasters. On this spot on Sept. 1, 1947, the westbound Minaki Campers’ Special hit a standing passenger train head on, claiming 31 lives. You can read more about the Dugald train disaster at http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/features/dugaldtraindisaster/index.shtml
2502 and 2507 depart Dugald for Winnipeg.