Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1895, September 13 - Pontiac and Pacific Junction train hits horses, near Fort Coulonge, no injuries

The Equity, Shawville 19 September 1895

Another smash-up occurred on the P. & P. J. on Friday night about six miles above Fort Coulonge.  The accident was due to a drove of horses getting on the track through two gates being left open.  Four of the animals were killed and others were injured.  Fortunately none of the train hands were hurt.  The locomotive and part of the train were ditched.  As soon as possible thereafter word was despatched to Aylmer and a relief train was sent up to the scene of the accident.  The misphap caused a delay of a couple of hours to the train going east in the morning.

Ottawa Citizen 23 September 1895

The accident on the P.P.J. last week was caused, it is thought, by two horses.  Both were killed near Coulonge.  The cars were thrown off the track, but the passengers were uninjured.  The engineer was badly hurt about the face and his back was injured.  He is improving.

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