Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1926, September 7 - CNR passenger train hits a fall of rock at Chaffeys Locks, no injuries

Ottawa Journal 7 September 1926

Several hundred passenger, most of whom were sleeping, received a shaking up this morning at 5.05 am when Canadian National train No. 8 from Toronto ran into a fall of rock which had slid onto the track at Chaffey's Locks.
The train was making around 30 miles an hour at the time and, due to the darkness, the obstacle on the track could not be seen until the engineer was upon it.  The pony trucks of the engine went off the track and the pilot was severely damaged, a new engine having to be sent out from Ottawa to bring the train in.
A delay occurred of about an hour and finally the engine was enabled to proceed very slowly as far as Smiths Falls where a new engine, No. 5105 from Ottawa, which had been wired for, was hooked on and the train made fast time into the city arriving at 10.30 standard time.

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