|Ottawa Journal 28 January 1898|
A REAR END COLLISION
TWO C.P.R. FREIGHT TRAINS TANGLED UP
Railroad Accident at Winchester Last Night but no Person Injured.
A pitch-in occurred at Winchester station on the C.P.R. short line road last about eight o'clock. No person was hurt. A way freight was standing on the track when the through freight from Montreal came along and smashed into it. The van and four freight cars were completely wrecked and the engine damaged considerably.
Engineer James Lewis and the fireman of the through freight jumped befopre the collision and escaped uninjured. Conductor Banks, of the way freight was in the station at the time. No particulares as to the cause of the pitch-in could be learned.
The track was blocked for some hours and in consequence the Toronto train had to come through Ottawa. It passed through here at 4.30 a..m. this morning anf went down the North Shore road. A wrecking train from Smiths Falls cleared away the debris, and trains are running on time again.
Ottawa Citizen 29 January 1898
A Bad Pitch in.
There was a bad pitch-in at the Winchester station on the C.P.R., on Thursday night. A way freight standing on the main track was crashed into by the regular Montreal freight, the van and four cars being completely wrecked. The engineer and freman of the through freight jumped before the collision and escaped uninjured.
From Carl Riff 3 February 1898
A pitch in ocurred at Winchester station on the CPR short line road on Thursday night (27 January). No person was injured. A way freight was standing on the track when the through train came along and smashed into it. The van and four cars were completely wrecked and the engine considerably damaged. Engineer Jas. Lewis, who is well known here. And the fireman of the through freight jumped before the collision and escaped unhurt. The track was blocked for some hours, and in consequence, the Toronto train had to come through Ottawa on its way to Montreal.