Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1960, October 14 - 11 cars derail in a freight train near Malwood, Canadian National Beachburg subdivision.

From the Ottawa Citizen  17 October 1960:

CNR Freight Partly Derailed.
Eleven cars of a 75-car eastbound freight train from Western Canada were derailed near Malwood, Onr., about 23 miles west of Ottawa on Friday.  There were no injuries.
The CNR reported that the locomotive and the first 26 cars and the rest of the cars remained on the tracks.  The 11 cars which left the track were near the middle of the train.
Details of the derailment are still under investigation by CNR officials and no estimate of damage is possible at this time.
Crews were sent from Ottawa as soon as news of the accident reached here.  The task of clearing the track was expected to be complete late this morning.
Crew members of the train included two Ottawa men, Charles Wannamaker, the conductor and N.L. Beauchamp, the engineer.

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