Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1973, February 11 -  Twelve cars derailed in a freight train near Smiths Falls, Winchester subdivision.  No injuries



Ottawa Journal  Monday 12 February 1973 1973

No injuries reported in 12-car derailment near Smiths Falls SMITHS FALLS (Special) Equipment failure is blamed for the derailment near here Sunday night of 12 cars of a 97-car freight train.
There were no injuries in the 6.15 p.m. accident, which occurred on Canadian Pacific tracks about 2.5 miles east of here.
The cars which left the tracks were in the centre of the CP train, bound for Smiths Falls from Montreal.
They were loaded with metals and paper products, much of which was scattered across the tracks.
A CP spokesman said some mechanical failure - such as a cracked wheel caused the accident




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