Electrical fire destroys VIA sleeper car. Firefighters battle a stubborn blaze in a VIA Rail sleeper car yesterday in a Canadian National Railway marshalling yard of New Toronto St. in Etobicoke. A short-circuit in the car's battery system was blamed for the blaze; which broke out around 2.30 p.m. Damage totalled about $1 million; according to police officers. Sections of the car's roof had to be cut away with a power saw. Open in full size

Electrical fire destroys VIA sleeper car. Firefighters battle a stubborn blaze in a VIA Rail sleeper car yesterday in a Canadian National Railway marshalling yard of New Toronto St. in Etobicoke. A short-circuit in the car's battery system was blamed for the blaze; which broke out around 2.30 p.m. Damage totalled about $1 million; according to police officers. Sections of the car's roof had to be cut away with a power saw.

Picture, 1987, English

Electrical fire destroys VIA sleeper car. Firefighters battle a stubborn blaze in a VIA Rail sleeper car yesterday in a Canadian National Railway marshalling yard of New Toronto St. in Etobicoke. A short-circuit in the car's battery system was blamed for the blaze; which broke out around 2.30 p.m. Damage totalled about $1 million; according to police officers. Sections of the car's roof had to be cut away with a power saw.

Picture, 1987, English

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Toronto Star License

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From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Accidents - Fires - Toronto 1987

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0000741f