Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1911, December 14 - Brockville and Westport train derailed near Delta, no injuries.



Ottawa Journal 15 December 1911

From yesterday afternoon until tonight traffic was suspended on the Brockville and Westport Railway by an accident which occurred to the westbound express two miles from Delta.  The spreading of the rails caused the engine and the baggage coach to derail and to go into the ditch, the crew and the passengers escaping injuries beyond a general shaking up.

The train was running at good speed when the accident happened and that there was not some loss of life is miraculous as the passenger list is unusually heavy on the western trip returning from Brockville.

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