Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1977, February 24 - 14 cars and two locomotives derailed near Brockville, Canadian National, Kingston subdivision




Ottawa Citizen 24 February 1977

Cars, engines leave track
BROCKVILLE (Special) A derailment at the Lyn Road overpass about two miles west of here early this morning has blocked both east and west tracks of CN's Montreal-Toronto main line.
Fourteen cars and two engines of a westbound CN piggyback freight train jumped the track about 1:15 a.m.
The derailment caused extensive damage to track and ties. The cars, which did not overturn, were slightly damaged.
The eastbound track is expected to be opened later today. CN officials early today were awaiting the arrival of track-clearing equipment from Montreal and Toronto.
All traffic, including the Montreal-Toronto Turbo train, is being rerouted through Smith Falls.
No cause for the derailment has been citedthe derailment.



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