|Ottawa Citizen 9 January 1982|
Cause of derailment investigated
Canadian National officials are still trying to determine the cause of a nine-car freight-train derailment in West Quebec, 60 kilometres west of Ottawa, Thursday.
The freight cars, on the front part of an 83-car train heading for Montreal, jumped off the track at the Pontiac Station in Bristol, Que, at 4:30 p.m.
Carrying general merchandise containers, the freight train derailed over a 200-metre stretch along the line which runs from Ottawa to Brent, Que.
Louise Filion, a CN spokesman, said the Montreal CN emergency crew had swiftly cleaned up the cargo Friday and the track was again open for use.