Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1902, 30 January, Collision at Renfrew CPR, one fatality

Ottawa Citizen 31 January 1902

C.P.R. Collision
Isaac Van Allen of Carleton Place Killed and Two Men Injured Near Renfrew
Isaac Van Allen, of Carleton Place, brakesman on the C.P.R. was killed last night about two miles west of Renfrew, through a freight running into a disabled engine and car. He was in the caboose of the train that was ahead. It is supposed that the cold weather caused the accident, steam forming in such quantities that the lights of the caboose could not be seen by the engineer of the freight. Two other trainmen escaped death by crawling through the cupola of the van. They were somewhat injured but not seriously.

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Updated 13 August 1902