Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1909, August 16 - Grand Trunk mixed train derails at Carson Lake after a cloudburst. The fireman was killed.



Renfrew Mercury 20 August 1909

There was a wreck on the Grand Trunk Railway on Monday through an unusual cause - a cloudburst. The accompanying torrent of rain rushing down a steep hillside undermined nearly a mile of track near Carson Lake a few miles beyond Barrys Bay and a mixed train was ditched before any damage was known.  The fireman being killed.  Another train had passed only a short time previously.  The fireman was W.J. Thurston of Madawaska whose fatal injuries resulted from him being crushed under a car.
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