Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1891, August 21 - Head on collision between two freight trains at Avonmore, Canadian Pacific, 1 killed.


Ottawa Journal 22 August 1891

An eastbound and a westbound freight train crashed into each other and James Woods, a brakeman on the eastbound was caught and instantly killed.  Wrecking train went out from Smiths Falls. More.
Also reported in the Ottawa Citizen, same date.


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