Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1980, June 7 - 15 car derailment near Cornwall, Canadian National Kingston subdivision.



Ottawa Citizen 9 June 1980

With picture
Work crews rushed to the outskirts of Cornwall over the weekend to begin cleaning up the wreckage from an early Saturday-morning (7 June) freight train derailment that saw 15 cars jump the track and spill their contents of paper towels, diapers and huge rolls of paper. A tank car with thousand litres of butane also left the track but was not damaged. Canadian National work crews replaced about 100 metres of track, and cleanuip efforts are continuing today. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the derailment.




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