Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1947, 7 September - Three Die as Train Hits Car at Eganville, Canadian National

From the Ottawa Citizen 8 September 1947

Three Die As Car Hits Train At Eganville
EGANVILLE, Ont. Sept. 7 (Special) Three persons were killed, one is in critical condition and two others escaped with a shaking up when their automobile plowed into the engine of the CNR's Ottawa to Barry's Bay Special one mile east of here on Saturday afternoon.
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The accident occurred at 5.30 Saturday afternoon when the slow moving train drawing five passenger-laden coaches, started to move to westward across Spring street crossing, one mile east of here on Highway No 41 between here and Matawachan.
The automobile, driven by Albert Kelly, crashed into the engine of the train and bounced several feet to land upright in a .wrecked condition. Engineer George Turner, of Hurdman's Bridge at the controls of the CNR train, brought his locomotive to a stop less than 100 yards after the crash. Although a piston on the engine was broken, the train was able to continue its journey to Barry's Bay. The conductor was William Swinwood. of 110 Clegg street, Ottawa

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