Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1977, February 4 - 15 cars derailed in Nepean Township, Beachburg subdivision, Canadian National Railways

Ottawa Citizen Friday 4 February 1977

A Canadian National Railways worker (centre) is dwarfed amid a jumble of freight cars that were derailed at 4 a.m. today between Richmond and Cedarview Roads in Nepean Township. There were no injuries in the derailment which piled up 15 cars and mangled more than 100 feet of track. It was not immediately known what caused the drailment but CN and Canadian Transport Commission officials are investigating. A CN spokesman said the 91 -car train from North Bay to Ottawa was carrying a mixed load but nothing volatile. Damage to the freight and cars was not extensive, the spokesman said. The track was expected to be repaired by 8 a.m. Saturday. The Supercontinental from Vancouver, whicfi was to arrive at 7:15 a.m., was the only passenger train affected by the accident and was rerouted.

Ottawa Journal Friday 4 February 1977

Box cars flip at Bells Corners
Six cars from a CN train left the track between Baseline Road and Northslde Road in Bells Corners at 4 a.m. today. Nepean police said It would take most of the day to clear the wreckage from the track. Investigators are at the scene in an attempt to discover the cause of the derailment. No one was injured.

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