Quebec Railway Stations
The Lac Mégantic station was built by the CPR in 1926. There were two additions in 1930 and 1950. The station is a recognized heritage structure.
In 1995 CPR began selling off portions of the line in bits and pieces. This section eventually ended up in the hands of the US-based Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MMA). On July 6, 2013 an unattended runaway train, pulling 74 cars of crude oil, derailed in the centre of town killing 47 people and destroying 30 buildings. Three MMA employees were charged and recently acquitted of criminal negligence. The company, which declared bankruptcy in 2013, has yet to face the courts. It remains one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.