Ottawa Journal 2 November 1976|
CP derailment slashes highway.
CORNWALL (Special ) Heavy damage was reported after a train derailed Monday while travelling east through a Highway 43 crossing, at Monkland, about 15 miles north of here.
Half of the cars of a CP Rail freight train went off the track just as the train was entering the village. Some of the cars were empty at the time.
Workmen from Valleyfield and Apple Hill were brought in shortly after the crash to clean up.They were still clearing damaged equipment early this morning.
Meanwhile, traffic on Highway 43 was being diverted. Trains used alternate tracks.
About five of the freight cars lay spread across the highway with much of their cargo - paper and photographic material - strewn about the area.
About 10 feet of pavement on either side of the track was ripped up.