Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1991, June 19 - 18 cars of Canadian National train 337 derailed at Portage du Fort, CNR., Beachburg sub., no injuries

Branchline July-August 1991

On June 19, 18 cars of Montreal-Winnipeg train 337 derailed at mileage 63 of the Beachburg Subdivision, minutes after crossing the Ottawa River at Portage du Fort, Quebec. During the next 24 hours, two eastbound trains were routed over CP Rail lines via Smiths Falls, and hotshot train 201 was routed via Toronto. The Montreal auxilliary left the scene on June 22, powered by GP40-2L(W) 9501 and GP40 9314. (Ray Farand, David Stremes)

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