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The frantic moment when the train driver in Lac-Megantic raced to the scene

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - A description has emerged of the frantic moment when the train driver at the centre of the Quebec derailment disaster rushed to the fiery scene in the hope of saving lives. One of the men who risked his life alongside Tom Harding said the railman's knowledge played a role in removing several oil-filled cars before they, too, could go up in flames in downtown Lac-Megantic.

The silent train engineer at the centre of the storm

UNDATED, - The engineer of the fateful train has faded from sight. Tom Harding, the engineer of a train that exploded with deadly consequences in Lac-Megantic, Que., has avoided comment on the incident. His company has cast him as a hero. The president of Montreal, Maine Robert Grindrod told The Canadian Press that Harding grabbed a firefighter's suit from an area department and pulled nine fuel-filled cars on the train away from explosive danger.
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