Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1970, December 29 - 10 car derailment of Canadian National eastbound "Super Continental" at Dunrobin, 13-15 injuries.




CNR SUPER CONTINENTAL DERAILED with picture
Eight cars of the 12-car Super Continental left the tracks near Dunrobin. Out., 20 miles northwest of Ottawa, slightly injuring 15 persons. The passenger train, travelling east on the Vancouver-Montreal run derailed about 500 yards from the nearest road. Snowmobiles were used to carry the injured to ambulances after the early evening wreck. The eight cars which left the tracks came to rest in deep snow, about 20 feet from the rails. At the current Canadian Transport Commissions safety hearings, Chairman D. H. Jones criticized the CNR for the handling of safety procedures following the derailment.



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