Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1956, October 9 - CNR Supercontinental derails four cars on the approach to Ottawa Union station



From the Ottawa Citizen 10 October 1956.

CN Train derailed at Depot
Scores of passengers, some from Ottawa, escaped without injury early last evening when four cars of the crack CNR train from Montreal jumped the tracks while pulling into Union Station.
Five-hour delay
Passengers for western points were delayed five and one half hours.
The four end cars of the Supercontinental slid off the rails at 6 p. m. as the train was slowing for the station, just north of Laurier Avenue bridge,. CNR officials said the cause of the derailment was unknown but that the first wheels left the rails at a "double slip switch".
Ottawa passengers, walked from the scene to the station while yard cranes lifted the cars back on the tracks. There was no damage to the coaches.
After a thorough check the Supercontinental pulled out for the west after midnight



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