|From the Ottawa Citizen 25 January 1962.|
Valley Station Left in Pieces.
A loaded freight train left the tracks at Hyndford, just east of here yesterday morning, and smashed the station house and a freight shed to splinters.
There were no persons in either building.
The derailment happened about 11.30 a.m. as CNR freight train 570, headed to Ottawa from Barry's Bay.
One of the 14 cars cleaned off the station leaving only the floor in its original location.
Several cars were derailed and Ottawa area superintendent Pat Burns estimated damage at over $25,000. Mr. Burns said four of the cars were not worth repairing, but he said the train engine, which stayed on the tracks, was not damaged.
The area superintendent said he could not give an exact cause for the accident but pointed to the rubble and said "it's in there somewhere."
A wrecking crew was sent out from Ottawa just before noon and at 7 p.m. a second crew was sent out to help clear away debris that still blocked the tracks.
CNR police are assisting in the investigation of the accident.
The station was to have been torn down with the abandonment of the Barry's Bay line.