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 environment or to anyone living nearby.. No one was injured in the incident.

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