Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1965, February 19 - Minor derailment to Canadian National passenger train at Gananoque Junction, no injuries




From the Ottawa Citizen 20 February 1965

Train off rails, but passengers didn't know it
GANANOQUE (Special)
The east-bound Toronto-Montreal CNR passenger train was held up for more than an hour here after the back wheels on the front engine slipped off the tracks about 8 o'clock Friday night.
 No one was injured in the minor derailment, and most passengers did not even know a mishap had occurred. A portion of the wooden platform in front of Gananoque Junction was torn up.
Officials said the train was travelling at 70 miles an hour when a mechanical fault in the casings of the engine's wheels caused them to slip off the tracks



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