Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1927, September 8 - CNR passenger train derails four coaches near Lansdowne, Kingston sub.

Ottawa Citizen 9 September 1927
C.N.R. Train Derailed Owing to Split Rail
Belleville. Sept 9.
Believed to have been caused by a split rail, Canadian National Railways train No. 17, which left Montreal for Toronto at 11 o'clock last night, was derailed near Lansdowne, east of this city, early this morning.  Three Pullman coaches and a business car belonging to a foreign railroad left the rails but remained upright.  None of the passengers or train crew was injured.
The engine, tender and the front cars all passed the danger point safely.  Pullman coaches ar a nearby point were requisitioned and the passengers in the derailed cars transferred to these to continue the journey to Toronto.

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