Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1874, May 20 - Derailment of Canada Central Railway passenger train at Britannia, no injuries

Ottawa Free Press - 21 May 1874

The five o'clock train on the Canada Central ran off the track near Britannia last evening.  The accident was as a result of the switch at that place being left open.  The train ran about three lengths after getting off the track, but fortunately no damage was done.  The passengers were brought back to town.

Almonte Gazette - 22 May 1874

Off the Track
On Wednesday evening, the passenger train from Ottawa ran off the track at a siding between Ottawa and Bell's Corners, in consequence of the switch being left open, and did not arrive here (Almonte) until 7 a.m. Thursday, 12 hours behind time. This is the first delay of any consequence since the new management has had control of the road.

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