Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

2023, February 20 - Fifteen cars derail in Smiths Falls yard, no injuries

A tractor trailer brings rails and rail ties to the scene of a CP Rail derailment in Smiths Falls. Photo by Pete Harris

Kingstonist 21 February 2023

Multiple freight train cars derailed at Smiths Falls yard

On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, Kingstonist received report of a freight train derailment in Smiths Falls.
According to a local resident, 15 or more train cars had derailed from the CP tracks between Lorne Street in Smiths Falls and Rosedale Road. They also noted that two transport trucks carrying rails and rail ties, as well as crews were at the scene shortly after noon.
Following multiple inquiries from Kingstonist, CP Rail issued a short statement regarding the incident.
"Last night a freight train derailed at slow speed in the Smiths Falls yard. The derailed rail cars remained upright. There were no leaks, spills or injuries," CP said. "The incident is under investigation."

LanarkLeedsToday 22 February 2023

Train derailment in Smiths Falls yard Monday night
A CP freight train derailed at slow speed in the Smiths Falls yard Monday night.
Canadian Pacific confirms that the cars stayed upright after derailing. They confirmed that there were no leaks, spills, or injuries.
An investigation into how it happened is being carried out, and there’s been no word on possible damages.

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Updated 23 February 2023