Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1899, March 13 - A Pembroke Southern train derails at Beggs Farm, near Pembroke, and ran into a field.  The coaches were partially overturned.



Ottawa Citizen 13 March 1899

Passengers who arrived in the city last night tell of the first accident on the Pembroke Southern Railway, which runs from Pembroke to Golden Lake where connection is made with the O.A. & P.S. line.  The train left Pembroke yesterday morning at seven o'clock and when at a short distance out of town, at a point known as " Begg's Farm," ran off the track into a field in consequence of the spreading of the rails.  The coaches were partially overturned and traffic on the line was suspended until the wreck was cleared.

Renfrew Mercury 17 March 1899
Derailment caused by rail spreading.  Engine, car of brick, way car, passenger car.

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