Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1977, May 11 - 36 cars (or 20) derailed in Templeton, Canadian Pacific Lachute subdivision, a track switch was vandalized

Ottawa Citizen 11 May 1977

Freight train takes tumble Workmen tackle the big job of cleaning up after a 36-car train derailment in Templeton today. There were no injuries when the Canadian Pacific freight tumbled off the main line 15 miles east of Hull, near Lorraine Boulevard. The derailment, which will take about two days to clear, has forced cancellation of the 7:15 a.m. passenger run from Ottawa to Montreal. Cause of the accident is not known.

Ottawa Citizen Monday 16 May 1977

Teens admit tampering with switch on railroad Gatineau police said today two teenagers have admitted tampering with a track switch prior to last Wednesday's 20-car train derailment. A spokesman said charges would be laid against the two, aged 13 and 15. No one was injured in the derailment, which caused about $500,000 damage.

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