Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1960, October 14 - 11 cars derail in a freight train near Malwood, Canadian National Beachburg subdivision.

From the Ottawa Citizen  17 October 1960:

CNR Freight Partly Derailed.
Eleven cars of a 75-car eastbound freight train from Western Canada were derailed near Malwood, Onr., about 23 miles west of Ottawa on Friday.  There were no injuries.
The CNR reported that the locomotive and the first 26 cars and the rest of the cars remained on the tracks.  The 11 cars which left the track were near the middle of the train.
Details of the derailment are still under investigation by CNR officials and no estimate of damage is possible at this time.
Crews were sent from Ottawa as soon as news of the accident reached here.  The task of clearing the track was expected to be complete late this morning.
Crew members of the train included two Ottawa men, Charles Wannamaker, the conductor and N.L. Beauchamp, the engineer.

From the Ottawa Journal  Saturday 15 October 1960

11 Cars Of Freight Derailed
Workmen of the Canadian National Railways were clearing the tracks 23 miles west of Ottawa today after 11 cars of a 75-car eastbound freight train from Western Canada yesterday jumped the tracks. No one was injured.
The derailment occurred at mile 22.3 of the Beachburg subdivision near Malwood. Ont, at 4.10 p.m. Cause of the derailment was not known.
A spokesman for the railway said the company, helped by work crews brought in from Montreal, CapreoL Ont., and Ottawa,  hoped to have the track cleared by late this morning.
The locomotive and first 26 cars of the train, and the balance of the cars, remained on the tracks. It is believed some of the derailed cars over turned on their sides.
The 6. I5 supercontinental passenger train from Montreal last night, and the continental from Western Canada, due here 7.50 this morning were rerouted on the Canadian Pacific Railway line between Pembroke and Ottawa.
Conductor Charles Wannamaker, of 42 Florence street, and Engineer L. Beauchamp, both of Ottawa, staffed the train.

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