Canadian National 242

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Canadian National 242 was a passenger train that operated on Canadian National's lines.

Steam explosion

CN 242 suffered a serious explosion when on August 9, 1941, when it collided with a stationary engine at the Turcot Yard. The Turcot Yard was in Montreal Canada. The yard lands were a brownfield that was re-habilitated for the Highway Interchange of Autoroute 40 and 20 in West Montreal. The fireman died and 54 people were injured.

"CNR passenger train #242 from Vaudreuil collides with a stationary switch engine in the Turcot Yards... the locomotive and two cars of the passenger train are derailed. The fireman is killed and the engineer is severely burned when the boiler ruptures... 53 passengers are injured."[citation needed]

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