Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1991, January 27 - 24 cars of an eastbound grain train derail near Dunrobin, Canadian National Beachburg subdivision, no injuries.

Ottawa Citizen 28 January 1991

CN tracks cleared at Dunrobin
A 24-car train derailment in Dunrobin was cleared Sunday a CN spokesman says.
The railway sent cranes and bulldozers from Montreal to help clear the tracks after the 89-car train derailed Friday night. Rene Chappaz said the cars were carrying wheat
Chappaz said it was the 67th car that derailed first and at least 250 metres of damage to the track. Fifteen of 24 cars that came off the track piled up on top of each other, he said.
No immediate damage estimates were available, but CN is investigating the cause. Regular traffic resumed around 9 p.m. Sunday.
No one was hurt in the accident.

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