From the Ottawa Citizen 17 February 1951|
None hurt in crash of truck train.
Ernest Bastien, 35, of 154 Hinchey Avenue, narrowly escaped injury yesterday afternoon when his loaded fuel-oil truck with its inflammable cargo skidded into the side of a moving passenger train at a Hull crossing.
The CPR Montclair Street crossing was the scene of the truck-train crash, when the truck plowed into one of the rear coaches of CPR Ottawa-Maniwaki passenger train, locomotive No.2927, that had just pulled out of Beemer station at 4.45 p.m.
Although the cab of the heavy tanker tractor owned by Hall Fuels, 339 Preston Street, was totally wrecked, the efforts of the driver in pulling the truck sideways was credited with saving the 1,200 gallon oil tank from damage.
None of the oil escaped and there was little danger of fire or explosion following the crash.
Although the railway coaches were slightly damaged as a result of the accident, officials reported last night that none of the passengers were injured.
Engineer William R. Creighton, of 125 Bayswater Avenue and Fireman George Tapp, of 158 Beach Street were in charge of the locomotive.