Merrickville Star-Chronicle 3 June 1909
Accident to the Early Morning Train on Monday
A tube in the boiler of the locomotive hauling the early train Monday mornlng burst when the train was just east of Port Elmsley. The engineer, Thomas Bennet, of Havelock, although exposed to a stream of boiling water forced from the boiler under 1200 [sic] pounds steam pressure stuck to his post until he applied the brake stopping the train. He was badly scalded around the face and hands. The fireman, Martin Riley was blown from the engine, but caught the end of the tender which saved him from falling between it and the cars.