Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1914, February 21 - Passenger train derailed at Casselman, one death

Chesterville Record February 26 1914. 

The Grand Trunk Railway passenger train in Ottawa at 7.13 p.m. Saturday jumped the track about four miles south of Indian, thirty miles east of the capital at 6.45 p.m. but not one of the forty passengers and members of the crew were injured beyond a slight shaking up.  The spreading of a rail is said to have been the cause of the accident. All the four passenger coaches, baggage car and tender left the rails, the engine being the only remaining part of the train remaining on.  Passengers state that the presence of mind of J. Kickley of Montreal, is responsible for the preventing of a disaster as he was able to stop his train in a short distance and prevent the coaches overturning.
NB.  The BRC report shows one death.

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