|Montreal Gazette 7 December 1925|
Freight Trains Derailed atCoteau Station
Three C.N.R. freight trains crashed, into each other just west of the Coteau station at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, and as a result passenger trains from Toronto to Montreal were delayed four hours. Two employees suffered slight bruises in the wreck.
The wreck occurred through the derailment of the engine of a west bound train. Before warnings could be given, a second train crashed into the first one and some of the wreckage protruded over the eastbound track. Before it could be cleared or signals set, a freight train eastbound crashed into the double wreckage.
Regular trains coming to Montreal were held up as a consequence and arrangements were made by the company officials to give breakfast to the passengers of the trains at the Cornwall station lunch room. Finally one track was cleared and the trains were sent over this. Yesterday afternoon all, the wreckage had been remove.
Many of the passengers, on the Toronto trains were coming to Montreal to take trains for eastern points, where .they were to take ships for overseas, and some of them missed the connection.
Ottawa Citizen 7 December 1925
FREIGHT TRAINS IN CRASH NEAR COTEAU MONTREAL.
Dec. 6. Three Canadian National Railway freight trains crashed into each other just west of the Coteau station early this morning and the passenger trains from Toronto to Montreal were delayed nine hours. Two employes suffered slight bruises.
Windsor Star 7 December 1925
3 TRAINS CRASH MONTREAL,
Dec. 7 Three Canadian National Railway freight trains crashed into each other just west of the Coteau station early this morning, and the passenger trains from Toronto to Montreal were de-layed nine hours. Two employes suffered slight bruises
Eastern Ontario Review 18 December 1925
Triple Wreck at Coteau Station
Fireman William Miller had his right hip injured, and passengers hastening home for Christmas missed the train that was due to take them to the seaboard, due to a double collision which took place west of Coteau at 4 o'clock |Sunday morning (13 December)
The tropuble began when a freight westbound had its engine deraile. [sic]. A second train crashed into the first before warnings could be given of what had taken place. The wreckage protruded over the eastbound track, and before the latter cleared and signals set, an eastbound freightcrashed into the double wreckage.
The state of the track was such that the train coming from Toronto to Montreal was delayed four hours. Passengers were provided with breakfast at Cornwall - Montreal Star