Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1928, 14 August - CNR., No. 15 The International Limited, derailed at Aultsville.  No Injuries



Ottawa Journal 14 August 1928

Crashed into freight train on the sidting
Crack International Limited figures in accident at Aultsville
Passengers all escaped injury

5 O'clock despatch
Brockville Ont. August 14th. The International Limited, crack Canadian National Train, en route from Montreal to Chicago, was derailed at noon today at Aultsville Station when, it is asserted in reports from that place, it struck an open crossover switch and piled into the middle of a freight train standing on the east bound track.
Cars attached to the freight train were, in turn, thrown against a string of boarding cars which was stationed on a siding, the result being that both tracks of the main line were blocked.
Details of the wreck of available here are still fragmentary, but all reports agree that no person on the train met with injury.

Official Statement
Montreal, Que., Aug. 14
The following statement was given out by Canadian National Railway headquarters here today:
"Train No. 15, the International Limited, which left Montreal for Chicago at 10 a.m. today, side-swiped a freight train at a crossover switch at Aultsville at 11:45 a.m. Complete information was lacking, but apparently the freight was taking a siding and had not quite cleard the main track when hit.
Routed through Ottawa.
The locomotive and baggage car of train number 15 and four cars of the freight were derailed. No person was injured. Passengers were transferred around the derailment and trains detoured via Napanee and Ottawa. Wrecking Crews were ordered out and the track will be clear late this afternoon or early this evening.

Montreal Gazette 15 August 1928

TRAM (sic) HITS OPEN SWITCH

No injuries reported - both tracks are blocked.
Brockville, August 14th. - the International Limited, crack Canadian National Train, en route from Montreal to Chicago, was derailed at noon today at Aultsville Station, when, it is asserted in reports from that place, it struck an open cross-over switch and piled into the middle of a freight train standing on the eastbound track. Cars attached to the freight train were, in turn, thrown against a string of boarding cars which was stationed on a siding, the result being that both tracks of the main line were blocked.
Details of the wreck available here are still fragmentary, but all reports agree that no person on either train met with injury.



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