Canada: MANITOBA: Death at Dugald

On the platform of Dugald station, a flag stop 14 miles east of Winnipeg, passengers from the Canadian National's crack transcontinental No. 4 stretched their legs. A bright moon shone on stocks of wheat in nearby fields. In eastbound No. 4's cab, Engineer J. R. Gibson was impatient to get going, for he was behind schedule. But he had to wait for a westbound special. It was 10:45 p.m., near the end of a peaceful Labor Day.

For some 800 passengers on the westbound Minaki Special, it was summer's end; from camps and...

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