Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1902, June 17 -  Canada Atlantic passenger train runs through an open switch at Alexandria, no injuries

Ottawa Citizen 17 June 1902

Owing to an accident at Alexandria this morning the Montreal express on the C.A.R. was over an hour late. A switch had been left open by mistake and when the train pulled into the station, going at the usual rate of speed, it ran from the main line on to a siding, crashing into a number of freight cars there. The pilot of the engine was broken, the van at the rear of the freight cars smashed and some other damage done, but no one was injured. Another engine had to be secured to bring the train to Ottawa..

Carried verbatim in the Eastern Ontario Review Friday 20 June 1902

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