Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1942, July 18 - Glen Tay, Canadian Pacific, Belleville subdivision

From the Ottawa Citizen 18 July 1942

12 persons hurt in train collision in Lanark county

9 passengers, three crewmen slightly injured as freight and express crash at Glen Tay.
Nine passengers and three train crew members were injured slightly early today when a fast freight train collided with the Montreal - Toronto express at Glen Tay station in Lanark County, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced.
The C.P.R. said the cause of the collision, at 2.28 a.m., has not yet been definitely determined.  The line was blocked until 6.55 a.m.
C.P.R. train No. 904, fast eastbound freight, puling into Glen Tay at 2.28 this morning, struck passenger train No. 21, which was standing on westbound main track in front of the station," the C.P.R. said.
"Eight cars on No.904 and one coach on No. 21 were derailed.  Two members of the crew of No. 904 and one member of the crew of No. 21 and nine passengers were injured, none of them seriously.  The line was cleared by 6.55 this morning.
List of injured. (included F.E. Lindsay, baggageman, Toronto; M. Cousineau, fireman, Smiths Falls; J. Duffy, fireman, Smiths Falls.)
News of the derailment caused considerable excitement in Ottawa this morning.  Many Ottawans were aboard the train which left Union Station here at 11 o'clock last night. The newspaper and railway offices handled many calls from friends anxious to find out whether any of the passengers had been killed or seriously injured.  They were relieved to hear that only a small number of the passengers had been hurt, and these slightly.
The morning train from Toronto, due to arrive in the Capital at 7.30, was two hours late, coming in at 9.30.

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