Mississauga Train Derailment
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Mississauga Train Derailment, November 10, 1979, Cooksville
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Title: Mississauga Train Derailment, November 10, 1979, Cooksville
Identifier: M428
Date of Original Photo: 1979
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Mississauga Railway Accident (1979)

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Description: On the night of November 10, 1979, a 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train derailed at Mavis Road, north of Dundas Street. As a result of the subsequent explosion, when one of the tank cars carrying propane exploded, and because other tank cars were carrying chlorine, the decision was made to evacuate nearby residents in one of the largest peace time evacuations in history. Box cars, flat cars and tankers were overturned and strewn over the area.
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