Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1962, February 25? - CNR freight train derails 30 cars at Lansdowne, Kingston sub., no injuries but station damaged.




Ottawa Citizen Monday 26 February 1962
Brockville.  Derailment Damages CNR Station
The railway station at Lansdowne was heavily damaged by a freight-car derailment that blocked the CNR's main line Saturday (sic) morning.
Lansdowne is about 20 miles southwest of Brockville.
Thirty cars of an 84-car eastbound freight train left the tracks, tearing up 300 yards of roadbed and crashing into the station building.  Damage to the station was estimated at $35,000.
Work crews started a clean up at noon Sunday, and expected to restore service on the line which connects Toronto and Montreal this afternoon.  In the meantime, both CNR and CPR traffic were rerouted through Smiths Falls.
Passengers for Brockville, Prescott and other river front points completed their trips by bus.

A report in the Ottawa Journal 26 February says the derailment occurred about 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, which would make it Feb. 25.  It levelled two buildings owned by a building contractor containing coal, lumber, cement and shingles.  The westbound track was opened to two-way traffic by 10 p.m.  

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