Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1920, September 23 - Head on collision at Alfred




Ottawa Journal 23 September 1920

CP #1, the Trans Canada Limited with 300 passengers aboard hit a freight train head-on at Alfred at 1 am this morning.  2 baggage and express cars on the head end of the passenger train were demolished, and 7 box cars on the freight train were derailed, but no one was seriously injured.
The rescue train took the passengers back to Vaudreuil, then up the Grand Trunk to Ottawa.
The mishap was caused by the freight train running through the east switch before stopping to clear the passenger train.



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