Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1951, September 1 - Crossing accident CPR Winchester subdivision, two fatalities

From the Ottawa Citizen 1 September 1951

Two Brothers Die in an Early Morning Crossing Accident
Special To The Citizen CORNWALL Two brothers from St, Andrews, a small farming community five miles north of here, were killed instantly early this morning when their automobile was struck by a speeding CPR Montreal-Toronto overnight express at a level crossing, two miles West of Monckland.
Dead are: Lawrence Maloney, 23, and his brother, Hugh Patrick Maloney, 30, both residing on the family farm at St. Andrews.
Thrown 150 Feet
Their car, struck dead center by the heavy locomotive, was carried 150 feet before being tossed onto an embankment.
Hugh Patrick Maloney was pinned under the vehicle, while his brother was tossed clear. The car was wrecked completely,
They are survived by their father, Ambrose Maloney, seven brothers and two sisters. The car carrying the two brothers apparently was travelling south, on the Delaney sideroad leading to Highway 43 which, crosses the CPR mainline about two miles west of Monckland. Monckland is 12 miles north of Cornwall.
The train was the third section of the overnight passenger express from Montreal to Toronto. Two other sections had preceded the special section some time earlier.
After striking the car. the train ground to a stop 2.000 feet west of the crossing. Its crew consisted of Conductor M. A. Lyn, Engineer Gordon Graham and Fireman H. Hyland, all of Smiths Falls.
The two crossing victims lived at home but were employed at the Howard Smith paper mill in Cornwall.
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