Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1907, June 4 - Freight train derails where track crew is replacing a broken rail two and a half miles west of Sand Point,
Canadian Pacific Chalk River subdivision,  1 killed.




RG 46 C-II-1 vol 1422 file 6242

Broken rail was being replaced on account of expansion closing in, the new rail had not been cut.  Took place 2.5 miles west of Sand Point. Protecting signal had not been placed the distance required by the rules, from the defective point.  Road Foreman responsible.  J. Fanning killed. The accident was a derailment of engine 1500 of freight train 1st 146 from Chalk River to Carleton Junction.  Engine ran off the ties on account of the curvature of track, sank down in the ballast and overtuned crushing and scalding engineer Fanning to instant death.  Very little damage to engine and track.  Traffic blocked for about six hours.

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