Almonte Train Wreck - Plaque with wreaths

In 1942, a Canadian military troop train operated by Canadian Pacific struck the rear of a local C.P. passenger train killing thirty-nine people and injuring over 200. A memorial to the victims and survivors stands at the corner of Bridge Street and Mill Street. Plaques are marked with the names of the 39 deceased.

This accident is known as the second worst railway disaster in the history of Canadian Railroading.

For more information on the train wreck please visit the North Lanark Regional Museum, or visit their website: