The report on the collision of a passenger train with runaway carriages between Roscrea and Birr in 1910.
This document was published on 26th August 1910 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Lieut. Col. P. G. von Donop.
This item is linked to the Accident at Birr - Roscrea on 19th July 1910
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 12 pages.
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"In this case 10 vehicles, which formed a portion of a special up train running from Birr to Queenstown, and which had been left standing on the platform line at Roscrea Station, ran back on the line towards Birr, and when about four miles from Roscrea, came into collision with the 9.15 a.m. up train from Birr which consisted of an engine and four vehicles.
The driver and fireman of the up train saw the runaway vehicles approaching, and they had time not only to stop their train before the collision occurred, but to commence backing it; the speed, however, of the runaway carriages is estimated to have been at least 30 miles an hour, and the force of the collision was very severe.
There were a large number of passengers in both trains, and the Company has received 76 notices of personal injuries sustained; it is, however, hoped that none of these will terminate fatally."
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