Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1942, October 2 -CPR train from Maniwaki is derailed as it entered Ottawa Union station. No injuries

From the Ottawa Journal Friday 2 october 1942

Train Derailed, Entering Station
The C.P.R. morning local from Maniwaki was derailed at 8.40 today as it entered Union Station from the tunnel underneath Connaught Place.  Only the locomotive left the rails and no one was injured.
The train was travelling slowly and the locomotive had just entered the opening between the tunnel and the train sheds when the mishap occurred at a switch. The train crew was able to bring the train to an almost immediate stop. .The only inconvenience to train passengers was that they were forced to walk from beneath the tunnel to the station.
The derailment forced a 20-minute delay for the second section of the C.P.R's Vancouver-Soo train which had to enter the station by way of Hurdman's instead of the tunnel.
The track was cleared one hour after the accident and A. L. McGregor, divisional superintendent of the C.P.R. said the cause was under investigation..

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