Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1959, January 26 - Derailment west of Aylmer, Quebec, Canadian Pacific Railway.




The Ottawa Citizen noted a derailment on Monday 26 January some 7 miles west of Aylmer, on the rock bluffs just east of Breckenridge, due to a broken rail; the temperature the previous night had been -20F/-30C. One load of oil for the Hilton mine and 18 empty hoppers went off. Passengers from the morning train from Waltham were taxied to Ottawa presumably from Breckenridge.  The Ottawa West auxiliary was ordered at 08:45 with diesel 8707 and the Smiths Falls auxilliary was ordered at 12:45 with diesel 8701.  An additional work train was ordered at 13:45 with steam locomotive 2207.  The work trains returned to Ottawa West late in the evening of Wednesday 28 January 1959.



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