The Railways of Ottawa

Finding No. 21   Railway Structures Destroyed (Mainly) by Fire

Ottawa and New York Station Crysler partly Demolished by a Construction Train  5 August 1898

Ottawa Journal 6 August 1898

The construction train on the Ottawa and New York Railway ran into the station at Crysler last evening, knocking the corner of the building and demolishing the cab of the engine.
The construction train was running into the siding which is built around the back of the station, in order to allow the passenger train to go by on the main track.  The siding track has been placed too close to the station and as a result the accident occurred.  Fortunately no one was injured and no damage was done other than shattering the glass in the windows, tearing the corner off the building and smashing the woodwork of the engine cab.

Updated 4 October 2021

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