Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1974, June 8 - CNR freight train derails 17 cars near Brockville, Kingston subdivision

Ottawa Journal 10 June 1974

Freight derailment
BROCKVILLE, Ont (CP) Mainline traffic between here and Montreal was resumed Sunday after being halted for about 20 hours by the derailment of 17 cars of a Canadian National Railways freight train. There were no injuries in the crash, which a CN official estimated to have caused damage totalling $500,000. The cause was not immediately determined. While the track was out of use passenger trains were rerouted via Smiths Falls and Cornwall. One tanker car containing 6,000 gallons of tetra-ethyl lead, an additive for gasoline, sprang a leak but officials held it under control while crews repaired the car. About 20 diesel truck chassis chassis and cabs were scattered in a ditch when a truck car overturned.

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