Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1979, 19 February - VIA Rail train hits and abandoned car at a crossing, Canadian national Alexandria subdivision, no injuries.



Ottawa Citizen 19 February 1979

Train crushes car
A Via Rail train travelling west of Ottawa from Montreal struck an abandoned car Sunday at Cumberland, delaying it for more than six hours. OPP said the car had been abandoned on the tracks at Concession Nine after It had been reported stolen by the owner in Sarsfleld. There were no Injuries on the train, which was delayed until 7: 35 a.m. while repairs were made to the railway bed.



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