Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1977, January 7 - 14 cars derailed at Finch, Canadian Pacific, Winchester subdivision, caused by a broken axle




Ottawa Journal 8 January 1977

14 CP Rail cars derailed
CORNWALL (Special) CP Rail officials officials say a broken axle caused Friday's 14-boxcar train derailment at, Finch. about 20 miles northwest of here.
One of the cars was a propane gas tank but it held and none of the gas leaked. The other cars were carrying fertilizer, soymeal, flower and furniture.
No one was Injured fn the mishap and CP officials said it will take "a couple of days" before an accurate assessment of damages is available.
Much of the damage was cleared up late Friday night when cranes were brought in from Montreal and Toronto.
Officials say it could take another few days before the main line is back in full operation because 400 feet of track was ripped up as well.
In the meantime a temporary track has been installed. This is the second derailment In the area in the past three months.. A CP train with 21 freight cars derailed at Monkland, about 12 miles north of here, Nov. 1 ripping up track and pavement along Highway 43,



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