The Railways of Ottawa

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

Canadian Pacific Station at Hull Badly Damaged by the Hull Explosion 9 May 1910

Ottawa Citizen 9 May 1910

C. P. R. Building in Bad Shape But No One Injured.
The Hull station of the C. P. R. received the full impact of the explosion and presents a very battered up appearance, practically the whole of the front has been smashed into kindling wood, the windows and frames being destroyed to so great an extent that they will have to be replaced altogether. The station is within the same radius as the houses in which severa! of the people were killed and that no one was injured in the building is certainly nothing short of a miracle. The station agent and an assistant were working in the office when the explosion occurred and were thrown violently to the floor, while broken glass and splintered wood fell all round them. Luckily both escaped injury

Updated 11 October 2021

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