North Bay, ON Train Wreck, Jan 1920
FRIGHTFUL WRECK ON CANADIAN R. R.
STALLED SLEEPER HIT BY ENGINE----EIGHT DIE INSTANTLY.
TOLAL[sic] DEATH LIST MAY BE 16
Temperature 30 Below Zero---Disaster Occurs in Lonely Spot---Between Two Sections of Canadian Pacific Express.
NORTH BAY, Ont.----Fifteen persons are dead and a large number injured as the result of a collision Sunday between the two sections of the Canadian Pacific express bound for Vancouver, which occurred about 11 miles east of here. The rear sleeper of the first section, which was stalled, was telescoped by the locomotive of the second section and eight passengers were killed outright, seven other dying later from their injuries.
At the hospital where the injured were taken it was stated that no further deaths were expected among the survivors.
According to a statement issued by Vice President A. D. Mactier of the Canadian Pacific railroad, the number of dead in the North Bay wreck is not greater than eight and the number injured 21. It is reported, however, that the list of casualties received by the company is not complete, as it is known that one sleeping car was completely demolished and a second one partly wrecked.
Temperature 30 Below Zero.
At the time of the accident the temperature was about 30 degrees below zero. The scene of the disaster is a lonely spot, nearly two miles from the nearest way station and 10 miles from North Bay.
A relief train with doctors and Red Cross nurses left here shortly after the news of the wreck was received.
It is officially stated that the second section of train No.1 struck the rear end of the first section, which had stopped through engine trouble. A flagman had been sent to protect the rear.
The Genesee News, Genesee, ID 30 Jan 1920