Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1934, February 12 - Thirteen cars derail at Aultsville, CNR., Kingston sub., no injuries

Ottawa Journal 12 February 1934

Aultsville scene of Train Wreck
No one is injured when 13 Freight cars leave rails.

Aultsville, Ont., Feb. 11 - Thirteen cars of a 27-car CNR freight train derailed in front of Aultsville station at 10:30 o'clock this morning as the train was being shunted to clear the way for a Montreal-Chicago express.Both east and westbound tracks would torn up but no one was injured and the equipment was not badly damaged.

The eastbound track was cleared at six o'clock tonight and it was expected to have the westbound attract cleared late tonight. Passengers on the express were delayed in their journey until a special came from Morrisburg to take them aboard.

As the freight train was being moved, a brakeman saw one of the cars leave the tracks. He was unable to have the train stopped before 13 of them had left the rails. Auxiliaries were immediately ordered from Montreal and Brockville and work was started in clearing the wreck.

Passengers on other trains were forced to walk past the derailment to another to  ?? other trains temporarily placed in order to run between Morrisurg and Aultsvilleand Cotteau and Aultsville.

Direct trains unaffected.

Trains running direct from and to Ottawa were not affected by the derailment at Aultsville, which is on the mainline of the CNR 65 miles southeast of the capital and 15 miles west of Cornwall.

All through train's between Montreal and Toronto were detoured to Ottawa, west-bound traffic at Coteau, east-bound at Brockville.

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