Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1901, September 5 - an axle breaks on an O&NY train at Russell

The Record Chesterville 12 September 1901

While the New York and Ottawa evening express to Ottawa was passing Russell on Thursday, the axle of the tender broke.  The broken ends jammed together in a V shape but did not throw the train off the track.  However, the wheels of the broken axle ran between the tracks and clipped off the heads of the bolts that held the rails together for several hundred yards.  The train was travelling nearly 60 miles an hour.

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