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