Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



 1898 December 5 - CPR Soo Express collides with freight cars on the main line at Pointe au Chene, no injuries.



Ottawa Journal 5 December 1898

The Soo express which left Ottawa for Montreal at 4.25 ran into a train of freight cars at Pointe au Chene about day break this morning.  The engine of the express was thrown from the track and badly wrecked, and three freight cars were smashed into splinters. The passengers on the express were badly shaken up and the engineer and fireman had a narrow escape.  The express left Ottawa twenty five minutes late and had been delayed still further by violent wind storm.  
The freight cars were on the main track.

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