Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1982, January 7 - 9 cars derailed at Bristol, Canadian National, Beachburg subdivision

Ottawa Citizen 9 January 1982

Cause of derailment investigated
Canadian National officials are still trying to determine the cause of a nine-car freight-train derailment in West Quebec, 60 kilometres west of Ottawa, Thursday.
The freight cars, on the front part of an 83-car train heading for Montreal, jumped off the track at the Pontiac Station in Bristol, Que, at 4:30 p.m.
Carrying general merchandise containers, the freight train derailed over a 200-metre stretch along the line which runs from Ottawa to Brent, Que.
Louise Filion, a CN spokesman, said the Montreal CN emergency crew had swiftly cleaned up the cargo Friday and the track was again open for use.

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