|Ottawa Citizen 1 February 1991|
Passenger train jumps track
No one was injured Thursday night (31/1)when a passenger train derailed on CN Rail tracks just east of Sheffield Road.
A VIA Rail engine and a coach car left the track shortly after 8 p.m. The train, en route from Montreal, stopped about five kilometres from its destination, the Ottawa train station.
The engine was pulling four cars loaded with passengers when it derailed, skidded upright for about two kilometres and eventually stopped at a curve in the track.
A front wheel was missing on the coach car and the derailment left a trail of warped steel.
Passengers in the four coaches were delayed about three hours until another engine could pick up the cars and take them to the station, said Norman Bishop, a CN Rail investigator.
TSB Report R91H0006