Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1959, April 23 - Thirteen freight cars derailed at Ottawa Broad Street, Canadian Pacific Railway, no injuries

Ottawa Citizen 24 April 1959

CPR Caboose Turned Loose
CPR authorities were at a loss to explain how an estimated 13 railway cars jumped the tracks ar the company's Booth Street terminal during shunting operations late yesterday afternoon. An investigation is now underway to determine where the brakes failed to operate or be operated prior to the derailment. Several feet of tracks were ripped up in the accident. Most of the railway cars were brought back onto the tracks shortly after the incident but emergency crews worked several hours to "straighten out" a coal car and caboose.
Photo by Newton.

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