Double-track trestle over the Rouge River is where two Metro teenagers were killed yesterday by an east-bound GO train. Ignoring no trespassing signs, Pat Casserly, 13, and Robin Wright, 18, climbed a six-foot fence, went out on the trestle to try diving from it. When they saw the train and heard its horn, they tried to outrun it instead of jumping or taking two steps to the other track. Open in full size

Double-track trestle over the Rouge River is where two Metro teenagers were killed yesterday by an east-bound GO train. Ignoring no trespassing signs, Pat Casserly, 13, and Robin Wright, 18, climbed a six-foot fence, went out on the trestle to try diving from it. When they saw the train and heard its horn, they tried to outrun it instead of jumping or taking two steps to the other track.

Picture, 1972, English

Double-track trestle over the Rouge River is where two Metro teenagers were killed yesterday by an east-bound GO train. Ignoring no trespassing signs, Pat Casserly, 13, and Robin Wright, 18, climbed a six-foot fence, went out on the trestle to try diving from it. When they saw the train and heard its horn, they tried to outrun it instead of jumping or taking two steps to the other track.

Picture, 1972, English

Notes

Published in Toronto Star, 17 July 1971, page 1, with article "GO train kills 2 teenagers on trestle"
Rouge National Urban Park, formerly Lower Rouge Conservation Area, on Rouge Hills Drive at Lawrence Avenue East. (43.794332, -79.118334)

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Accidents - Railway and Street Railways 1970 - 1972

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0001095f