Remembering the 80th Anniversary of the Almonte Train Wreck

Memorial stones in Almonte Ontario to the Almonte Train Wreck in 1942
Almonte Train Wreck memorial on Bridge Street, Almonte, Ontario.

December 27th, 2022, marks the 80th anniversary of the night the town of Almonte witnessed death and devastation wreaked by one of the worst railway accidents in Canadian history, the AlmonteĀ Train Wreck of 1942. Thirty-nine people lost their lives that tragic night, and many more were injured or affected. To remember this event and honour victims, survivors and heroes from our community and beyond, the North Lanark Historical Society will be hosting a commemorative service.

Black and white photograph of the wreckage of the Almonte Train Wreck being cleaned up on December 28, 1942.

On Friday, January 6th at 7 p.m., you are invited to join the North Lanark Historical Society at the train wreck memorial on the corner of Bridge Street and Mill Street to commemorate the thirty-nine souls killed that fateful night eighty years ago. There will be a candlelight service and a moment of silence in memory of the victims at the monument, followed by a procession to the Almonte Old Town Hall for presentations, beginning at about 7:45 p.m.

Black and white photograph of wreckage from the Almonte Train Wreck on December 27, 1942.

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