Spanish River Derailment
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Spanish River Derailment

The Spanish River derailment is a rail transport accident that occurred on January 21, 1910, on the CPR line where the railway crosses the Spanish River near the settlement of Nairn in Northern Ontario, Canada near Sudbury, Ontario.

During the early afternoon on January 21, 1910, Canadian Pacific Railway's westbound Soo Express derailed as it crossed the bridge over the Spanish River. 44 people died as a result of the accident and many more were injured.[1]

Conductor Thomas Reynolds of North Bay made a daring escape from the submerged dining car into the freezing water. After surfacing, he hauled out several passengers through the roof hatch.[2] Some construction workers who were working nearby also assisted saving some passengers.


  1. ^ "Over Forty Died in the 1910 Spanish River Train Tragedy - Gary Peck". Republic of Mining. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "The 1910 Spanish River Train Wreck". Mid-north Monitor. Retrieved 2018.

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