Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1999, 14 July - 13 freight cars derail at Morrisburg.  Canadian National Kingston subdivision.

Ottawa Citizen 15 July 1999

Train cars derail near Morrisburg
CN Rail police worked through the night investigating the cause of a freight train derailment near Morrisburg.
Last night, 13 cars on a Toronto-bound freight train left the tracks near the St. Lawrence Seaway town.
Although many of the 120 cars near the front of the train were said to contain a variety of dangerous chemicals, none of those cars were involved.
Firefighters said that all the derailed cars were carrying paper products, and there was no danger to the envi-; ronment or to anyone living nearby.. No one was injured in the incident.

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