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65th Anniversary of the Tragedy in Galt CP Rail Crash, May 2nd 1956

  Today is the 65th anniversary of the tragic rail crash in Galt, Ontario that claimed two lives. Canadian Pacific doubleheader through freight train #903 slammed into "extra" train #5186 which was working at the station and pulled out of the siding. The crash which destroyed the bridge and the spectacle of the damaged engines, just southeast of Galt Collegiate Institute was a site many have never forgotten. In January 2021, I released a  book on the crash titled, "Tragedy in Galt, the May 2nd, 1956 CP Rail Crash." The book features interviews with 4 surviving train crew completed between 1998 and 2020. Available at Wordsworth Books Waterloo , Amazon Worldwide , Kobo and Google Play. I also have limited copies at my house you could pick up in my mailbox.

Tragedy in Galt 1956 Rail Crash Tragedy Book Available Now on Google Play, Amazon and Kobo

 My latest book Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd, 1056, CP Rail Crash is available on Google Play , Amazon and Kobo .  The definitive book on the tragic CP Rail Crash May 2nd, 1956, in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge). William Palmer and Tommy Watson lost their lives in the crash.  Interviews with 4 members of the train crews that were there that day. Sixty-four years later people are still haunted by the images of that fateful day. Includes the full Inquest, photos and interviews with Ken Shillington, William Hopkins, Ron Westworth and George Nutkins. $5.41 e-book from Google Play, Amazon Kindle and Kobo.  Available worldwide.  $10.95 paperback from Amazon.