|From the Ottawa Journal 27 October 1894|
THIRTEEN CARS WRECKED AND FIRED
A BIG SMASH UP OF C. P. R. FREIGHTS LAST NIGHT.
The description of a witness who has arrived in Ottawa - The Ottawa Express Delayed.
There wa a big smash up on the C. P. R. at Central Ontario Junction near Perth last night. Mr. R. M. Moncur of the Hamilton Coffee and Spice Co., who arrived in the city to-day, furnished tbe JOURNAL with particulars of the accident.
A long freight train, he says, was coming east when an axle of one of the cars broke and fourteen cars were derailed. The accident occurred about eleven o'clock last night. The car war loaded with flour, bran, and oatmeal, and as soon as they were derailed caught on fire. Mr. Moncur described the burning of the car as a wild scene.
Most of tbe cars were destroyed with their contents. No one was hurt although some of the train hands had a narrow escape
DETAINED BY THE WRECK
The express from Toronto due here early this morning waa following the train that was wrecked and had to remain at the wreck for six hour until the arrival of the express from the east when the passengers were transferred from one train to the other, the eastbound train returning to Toronto with the eastern passenger and the train from the east returning with the passengers from the west.
The Toronto train did not arrive her until noon. The C. P. R. gave the passengers their braakfast at Smith's Falls firee and the train officials were very kind.