Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1879, November 1 - Head on collision narrowly averted, Buckingham, Q.M.O.&O Railway

Almonte Gazette 7 November 1879

NARROW ESCAPE - A collision between a freight train and the morning express on the Occidental railway was narrowly avoided at Buckingham on Saturday last. The people at the station heard the trains coming, and was horror struck as they saw them closing in together on one track at a rapid rate. A terriffic collision seemed imminent, but the engineers, as quick as possible, when they saw the danger prevented what might have been a serious accident. As it was, the engines almost rouched each other. When they came to a stand, a man couod barely pass his hand between the points of the cow catchers.

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