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Coteau Junction, ON Train Wreck, Aug 1899


Seven Persons Killed and a Number Injured Near Montreal.

OTAWA[sic], Ontario, Aug. 9.---The Ottawa express, which left Montreal at 9:30 o'clock this morning for this city, on the Canada Atlantic Railroad, was wrecked near Coteau Junction while running at a fast rate. The engine left the track, taking with it the baggage car and a second-class coach. The first-class coach and two Pullmans did not leave the track. Seven people were killed. The dead are George McCuaig, Ottawa, fireman; Wilson O'Connor, Ottawa; Edward Stars, Ottawa; Miss Ryan, Maniwaki, Quebec; Joseph Rochelon, Mrs. Rochelon, and Miss Rochelon of Montreal.

A number of passengers were injured, but none of them seriously. The passengers were brought here on a special train tonight. It is not known what caused the accident, but it is believed that the rails had spread.

The New York Times, New York, NY 10 Aug 1899

article | by Dr. Radut