Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1913, May 12 - Derailment at Renfrew, CPR (K&P)

LAC photo (PA-055845

Ottawa Journal 13 May 1913. 

The Kingston and Pembroke freight train leaving here at 7:30 yesterday morning was "ditched" at the "diamond," two miles from Renfrew, owing to an open switch. The locomotive and three freight cars toppled down an embankment. The engineer and fireman jumped and were uninjured.
In consequence of the wreck the passenger train at 10:55 a.m. did not go out, and Toronto passengers were sent round by Carleton Place.




The pictures show locomotive 451

The images seem to have been taken from Smallfield Lane looking towards Tupper Street

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