Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1948, January 27 - Canadian National - Derailment of a passenger train on the Alexandria subdivision




From the Ottawa Citizen  27 January 1948:

The CNR last night issued a statement concerning the event which delayed the Montreal -Ottawa train last Monday night, first reported in Wednesday's Evening Citizen.  The official explanation differs slightly from the newspaer.
According to the railway, a 4 1/2 hour delay was caused when a broken equalizer n the rear truck on the third car from the engine derailed that truck as is passed over a switch. The truck and the two on the fourth car then went into a side track.  The train at that time was travelling at only 30 mph.
The engineer brought the train to a halt almost immediately.  Slight damage was caused to the roadbed by the dragging truck, but no cars overturned, no ties were torn up and no one was injured.

No further details - Ottawa Citizen for the previous days not available.



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