Thursday, August 25, 2016

A locomotive that derailed and plunged from a cliff into Lake Superior has been discovered after 106 years.

Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive No. 694 was discovered by shipwreck hunters in July, about 230 feet deep in the waters of Lake Superior, near Marathon, Ontario.

The 694 had been operating for only four years when it crashed into the lake.

The train crashed into a rock slide that had covered the tracks, subsequently sending the locomotive off a cliff, and into the lake.

Terry Irvine, longtime driver of London, Ontario, heard of the 694 in 2013. With a team, he returned in 2014 to try and find the lost locomotive.


  1. I was wondering how this locomotive would end up in 230 feet deep water. I looked it up, and there is a lot of the Canadian side of Lake Superior that is that deep right along the shore.

    1. it's one of the most impressive stories I've heard in a while... not many trains at the bottom of lakes!