'Cross Town -Ottawa to Toronto and 1907 Accident Montreal Station, Published 29 March 1960Rail fan Roy Montgomery, 81 Kenilworth, disputes the fact that the Canadian National Railways ever made it to Toronto via Harrowsmith in five hours and 25 minutes. Bruce Burpee, CPR, who did some research on this years ago when his road was competing with the Royal York, an afternoon flier, once had the figures.
While on railways, here is a reply to a Hubert Towsley, who wrote at least two months go from Northern Ontario. Mr. Towsley wanted the date of a strange accident that happened in Montreal station. I got the date from C. W, Rump, Board of Transport Commissioners.
CPR engine 902 ran away, and after live steam killed the engineer, who jumped too late, and after 22-year-old Fireman Craig had leaped for the ditch, the train ran across the Windsor Station concourse, through the waiting room, and fell out onto the street.
Correspondent Towsley says that his father, Frank Towsley, was engineer on a train going the other way, when this runaway rushed past him to its doom. The date was March 17, 1909.