Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1959, May 20 - 30 cars derail in a Canadian National freight train at Dunrobin, Beachburg subdivision.

From the Ottawa Citizen 20 May 1959

30 loaded cars of a 68-car CNR freight train were derailed this morning near Dunrobin, about 20 miles west of Ottawa on the main line of the railway.
No one was injured in the derailment which accurred at about 10 o'clock as the freight headed towards Ottawa between Dunrobin and Malwood (near the Constance Bay Road crossing).
Railway officials arranged to have traffic re-routed over CPR trackage until the line has been cleared, and the reason for the derailment found. The freight was made up of 50 loaded cars and 18 empties.

From the Ottawa Journal 20 May 1959

Train Derailed
The main line of the CNR was tied up this morning when 20 cars of a 68-car freight train were derailed at Dunrobin, 25 miles west of Ottawa. There were no Injuries.
Railway investigators art attempting to determine how the cars, m the middle of the train, were thrown off the track. They were all loaded and pulled by a three-unit diesel engine.
The derailment occurred at 6.30 a.m. and railway officials said the line should be clesred late thu evening or Thursday morning.

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