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Broken piston blamed for fire that led to railway disaster

Sept. 13, 2013, Lac-Megantic, Que. - The mystery locomotive fire that touched off the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster was started by a broken piston in the train’s engine, sparking a series of tragic events that led to the explosive derailment in the heart of the Quebec town, according to a preliminary investigation. The Globe and Mail reports.

September 13, 2013
By The Globe and Mail

Sept. 13, 2013, Lac-Megantic, Que. – The mystery locomotive fire that touched off the Lac-Mégantic rail
disaster was started by a broken piston in the train’s engine, sparking a
series of tragic events that led to the explosive derailment in the
heart of the Quebec town, according to a preliminary investigation. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE


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