Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1919, October 21 - New York Central passenger train to Cornwall and Moira is derailed while leaving Ottawa Union station.

Ottawa Journal 22 October 1919

Derailment of Engine
The cause of the derailment of the rear truck of the engine tender and the leading truck of the baggage car of New York Central train no 21 in the Central Station yards a few minutes after its departure for Cornwall and Moira, N.Y., at 8.24 yesterday morning, still remains a mystery.
A statement as to the cause of the accident which occurred almost beneath the Laurier avenue bridge and delayed the departure of a number of trains for a few minutes, will in all likelihood be made upon the return to the city of Mr. Lamplough the local superintendent of the Grand trunk Railway on whose tracks the derailment took place.

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