Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1976, July 5 - CP Train 904 derailed 30 cars 4 miles east of Perth on the Belleville Subdivision.




 ( Upper Canada Railway Society's 'Newsletters'. November-December 1976, page 6)
From the Ottawa Citizen 5 July 1976

Perth.  Canadian Pacific Railroad crews are working today cleaning up the aftermath of a train derailment along the main line four miles east of here.
Thirty cars of a 94-car freight train bound for Montreal from Toronto went off the tracks about 11.30 p.m. Sunday.  The freight cars were piled two and three high in places.
CP Rail officials said that there were no dangerous commodities being carried by any of the derailed cars.  Most of the cars contained wood and building materials.
There have been no estimates made of the damages caused to the rail line and the cause of the mishap has not yet been determined.
Five hundred feet of track were torn up in the derailment.  CP Rail spokesman Herb Brookes said that they hoped to complete repairs by midnight tonight.
Meanwhile all freight deliveries between Toronto and Montreal have been postponed.
Railway officials said there were no injuries in the mishap.



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