Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1937, April 11 - Washout at Farrellton delays Gatineau train, CPR., Maniwaki sub.

Ottawa Citizen 12 April 1937

Washout Delays Arrival Ottawa Maniwaki Train

A washout on the Ottawa- Maniwakt C.P.R. line delayed the arrival of the Gatineau train to the Capital last night three hours. Trackmen discovered the wash-out several hours before the train was scheduled to pass.

The washout was at a gully, close to Farrellton, Que. Eighteen feet of earth from under tne tracks slid away, leaving one rail sagging over the gap.
The train, due in Ottawa at 8.30 p.m. did not. arrive until 11.45 p.m. When the trouble was discovered late in the afternoon the train had already left Maniwaki. The trackmen warned divisional head quarters, however, in time to have the train flagged one mile up the track.

A bridge-building crew sent out from Ottawa had to build a trestle across the wasnout.  After  trestle was tested by the engine of the works crew, the Gatineau train was allowed to proceed.

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