Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1885, September 28 - Head on collision between a mixed train bound for Brockville and a freight train at Stittsville.  
After the collision the engine rebounded and, being reversed, ran back a couple of miles towards Bells Corners taking the telescoped cars along.  
There were no injuries.




Ottawa Citizen  30 September

As the mixed train for Brockville which leaves this city at 8.30 p.m. was nearing Stittsville on Monday night it ran into a freight train which was standing on the track.  The engine of the mixed burst into the van of the freight and telescoped into a box car of barrels just in front of it.  Two flat cars were broken to pieces and a tank car was turned crossways on the track.  When the driver of the mixed saw the danger he reversed his engine and both he and his fireman jumped.  After the collision the engine rebounded and, being reversed, ran back a couple of miles towards Bells Corners taking the telescoped cars along.  Conductor King who had charge of the train, telegraphed to this city for an engine to take them on.  An engine and wrecking crew were sent out and soon succeeded in clearing the track.  The engine of the mixed train was badly damaged.  No person was hurt by the accident



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