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Railroad Worker Defense Efforts


The Case of Tom Harding and Richard LaBrie

Engineer Tom Harding is arrested .

Engineer Tom Harding is arrested .

Practically every North American railroader now knows about the tragic train wreck in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec in July, 2013.  With its tremendous loss of life and destruction, the disaster made headlines around the world.  In the aftermath of that accident, as we discussed it amongst ourselves, details became known.  One of those details was that within days of the wreck the locomotive engineer of the runaway train, Tom Harding, was arrested and ultimately charged.  He and his Dispatcher face the possibility of life in prison if found guilty as charged. Read More ...

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The Train's Automatic Brake was NOT Applied as Part of basic train Securement!

Multiple Causes that Led to the Disaster

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Visit the Tom Harding Defense Fund Website. Click on the photo of the MM&A oil train above.

Visit the Tom Harding Defense Fund Website. Click on the photo of the MM&A oil train above.