Collection hint-17 - Hinton Train Crash collection

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Hinton Train Crash collection

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HINT hint-17

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  • 1986-2010 (Creation)
    Hinton Municipal Library

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65 photographs. --textual records. --multiple media.

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Early on February 8, 1986, east of Hinton, Alberta a VIA Supercontinental travelling from Vancouver to Montreal collided with a freight train carrying grain, sulphur and sewage. Front end crews of both trains died on impact and a total of 23 people were killed. Ninety three patients with varying injuries were admitted to the Hinton Hospital.

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Hinton Municipal Library held these records in their Archives from 1986 until the new Archives was built and then they transferred them over.

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This collection consists of thirty-seven colored photographs taken by Rob Hoover of Northern Lights Freelance Photography of Hinton, Alberta, photographs donated by Dr. Duncan Murray, numerous newspaper and magazine articles,a DVD entitled "Disasters of the Century, The Hinton Train Crash", produced by Partners in Motion and a VHS labelled "VIA Train Wreck, Edmonton Tornado, July 1987".

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  • The material is in English.

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There are no restrictions on access. Subject to Copyright Act. Copyright to Rob Hoover's Photographs remain with the photographer.

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Record No. HCBA 009.8<br><br>

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