Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1913, January 12 - Rear end collision, Prescott, Grand Trunk.

Train 1273 east (#96) stalled and doubled into Prescott.  The first portion of train, consisting of 20 cars, was placed on westbound main track while the engine returned for the rest of train and train extra 2515 and 1220 coupled west collided with these cars.  The yard limit boards were subsequently moved.  The engineer in charge of engine 2515 had been on duty at the time of the accident 28 hours and 10 minutes.  He had left Brockville on an extra for St. Albans and made a good run.  He turned back from St. Albans without taking proper rest.

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Updated January 2014