Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1933, March 21 - Locomotive failure at Casselman, CNR., Alexandria sub.

Ottawa Jounal 21 March 1933

Montreal train many hours late
Hundreds of Ottawa people delayed by engine trouble at Castleman.

Hundreds of passengers Ottawa -bound from Montreal were delayed several hours en route last night when the engine of the No. 1 Canadian National Railways express due here at 9.20 o'clock broke down near Castleman, Ont., and the occupants of eight coaches did not reach their destination until nearly 1 o'clock this morning.

When the Montreal train was due at Union Station last night time boards announced time of expected arrival as 10.15 o'clock. It was found later, however, that the mechanical failure of the engine of the express was serious, and a special train was sent out from Ottawa to pick up the passengers at 10.45 o'clock. It returned with the late travelers at 12.55 o'clock today. The stalled train itself reached Ottawa about three o'clock.

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