Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1948, November 15 - Fifteen cars derailed near St. Polycarpe, CNR,  Alexandria subdivision, no injuries




Ottawa Journal Monday 15 |November 1948:

Freight Train Derailed Near Coteau Junction
MONTREAL, Nov. 15 (CP) Eighteen freight cars were derailed on the Canadian National Railway line between Coteau, Que., and St. Polycarpe, today. St. Polycarpe is 45 miles west of Montreal. CNR officials said no one was injured.
Cause of the derailment was unknown.
The 18 cars were part of a 44-car freight train travelling from Montreal to Ottawa. The engine remained on the track, as did the other cars.
The accident occurred at 1.25 a.m. All trains that usually travel on the track will be rerouted via de Beaujeu and Dorval until the track is cleared, which is expected to be midnight tonight.



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