Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1961, October 13 - 11 cars derail when a car plows into the rear of a freight train at Carlsbad Springs, Canadian Natinal Alexandria subdivision.




From the Ottawa Citizen 14 October 1961

11 cars derailed, one hurt.
Workmen cleared the main CNR line near Carlsbad Springs at 0830 this morning 12 hours after a spectacular car-train collision in which 11 freight cars were derailed and one man slightly injured.
The injured man was Armand Brisson, 19, of St. Michael Street, Cyrville, driver of a car which police said plowed into the last cars of a long freight.
Eleven cars toppled off the track, tying up the main line for 12 hours.  The accident occurred three miles from Carlsbad Springs at 7.10 p.m. yesterday.
Brisson escaped with face, neck and arm abrasions.  His car was demolished.



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