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Locomotive engineer Jake Elder, 45 years old at the time of his death, was a member of BLE Division 864 in McLennan, Alberta. He was killed in a head-on collision involving his Canadian National train and a cut of runaway cars near Edson, Alberta, on August 13, 1996. A veteran locomotive engineer, Brother Elder hired on with the Canadian National Railway at Edmonton in 1974 and qualified as a locomotive engineer in 1979. Brother Elder served on the Audit Committee of Division 864.