The Story Of The 1987 CN Nepisiguit Sub Runaway Train
October 21, 2009 2:46 AM   Subscribe

Stick with 'er Wiener! On March 9, 1987, a well-known derailment occurred here when a runaway CN train journeyed from Brunswick Mines to just short of the wye. There was a mixup in communications and engineer Wesley MacDonald ended up with more cars on his train than he thought, and the brakes on the engine alone were unable to hold the consist on the grade in the Brunswick Mines yard. Great radio show about the accident that we previously discussed here.
posted by srboisvert (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
What a neat short radio program. Thanks for posting it!
posted by Malor at 3:08 AM on October 21, 2009

Looks like the link has been fixed by the cabal.
posted by killdevil at 3:36 AM on October 21, 2009

Thanks for posting this. Retired people are the best story-tellers.
posted by L.P. Hatecraft at 6:09 AM on October 21, 2009

MetaFilter: a well-known derailment occurred here
posted by jock@law at 7:33 AM on October 21, 2009 [2 favorites]

Stick with 'er Wiener!

I'm going to be saying this to people all day.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:09 AM on October 21, 2009

Love the live audio of the event. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, srboisvert.
posted by schleppo at 12:58 PM on October 21, 2009

I had missed the first post, this is great stuff, thanks. I work at CN and the Nepisiguit sub. is part of my territory, I'll have to mention this next time I head down that way.
posted by Vindaloo at 7:33 PM on October 21, 2009

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