Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1959, June 25 - Twenty three cars derail on a CNR freight train near Lancaster, Kingston subdivision, no injuries

From the Ottawa Journal Thursday 25 June 1959

Derailment At Lancaster
LANCASTER, Ont. Twenty-three car of a west bound Canadian National Railways freight train were derailed Wednesday night, tying up traffic on both tracks of the CNR's main line between Toronto and Montreal until this morning.
No one was injured in the wreck, believcd to have been caused when a wheel assembly on one of the train's approroximately 90 cars developed trouble.
The derailment occurred about one-quarter of a mile west of this village 13 miles east of Cornwall.
One of the tracks was cleared this morniig. by.wrecking crews from Montreal. The overnight passenger train from Montreal to Toronto was reported running five hours behind schedule because of the mishap.

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