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Locomotive involved in Lac-Megantic disaster to hit auction block

(Source: Canadian Press, July 23, 2014)

MONTREAL — It’s been known to belch oil from its exhaust, it’s caught fire at least once and it led the “train from hell” that smashed into Lac-Mégantic, killing 47 people. And pretty soon locomotive MMA 5017 can be all yours. The lead engine on the runaway oil train that derailed and exploded last summer in Quebec is scheduled to go to auction Aug. 5., a month after disaster-scarred Lac-Megantic marked the first year of the catastrophe.

Full story: Globe and Mail

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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