Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1973, April 11 - CP through freight from Montreal to Ottawa, #85, was hit by a truck at the east end of Papineauville, Quebec 




From Bruce Chapman (including pictures)
The collision occurred at at 1030; 3 units were on the train; the third unit, 8565, was buried and caught fire from cars landing on top of it. A house, shed and a trailer were destroyed by flames and thousands of gallons of heavy oil were spilled into a creek which flows directly into the Ottawa River. 300 people were evacuated from the area, as a chlorine tank car might have exploded.  The driver of the truck was 17 years old, and not licensed to drive the woodchip truck. When the chip truck hit the 8565, the woodchips flew everywhere including the running board of 8471.





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