Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1898, January 9 - Collision at Mallorytown, Grand Trunk, ten? cars derailed, no injuries

Kingston Whig Standard 10 January 1898

Two G.T.R, Freight Trains Come Together at That Station.

Between five and six oclock Sunday morning two freight trains of tho G.T G. system collided at Mallorytown, but with light damage to property. Three freighters, east bound, reached that station with in a short time of each other. Engine No. 86, the leader, backed over the cross switch onto the west track to allow No. 88, a hog train, to pass. No. 88 passed on, and No. 86 steamed ahead to cross again to the eastbonnd track. When the train was partially across a third train drawn by No. 98 oame along and ran into the train of No. 86. The blow was not a very heavy and only derailed a couple of cars. A flat car was thrown across tha track and traffic for the time being was blocked. An auxiliary train waa run out from Brockville and also one from Belleville. The wreckers had the track cleared by noon. The west bound passenger train, due at the Kingston Junction at 1:20 p-m. was fifty minutes late, being detained at Lyn. No persons were injured in the collision..

Kemptville Advance 13 January 1898

By not heeding a semiphore a railway accident occurred between two freight trains at Mallorytown on Sunday. Ten cars were derailed but no one was hurt as the enginer and conductor jumped in time.

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