Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1897, December 4 - A CPR freight train crashes into a CAR freight train on the diamond at De Beaujeu - no injuries



Ottawa Free Press, 5 December 1897

Two trains met at the diamond crossing at St. Polycarpe early yesterday morning.  Both trains were freights and were on different roads.  The C.P.R. train ran into the centre of the Canada Atlantic when crossing resulting in considerable damage to rolling stock.  Some of the wreck was forced through the end of the station house.  A wrecking crew was sent down and had the line cleared shortly afterwards.  No one was injured.



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