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The report on the derailment of the Irish Mail following the breakage of a tyre.
This document was published on 6th February 1861 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Capt. H. W. Tyler.
This item is linked to the Accident at Bangor - Ty Croes on 10th January 1861
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 3 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Bill King and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 25th November 2011 by Stuart Johnson.
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"The tyre of one wheel broke, as I have stated, into six pieces, and the different portions of its felloes were scattered along the line. The tyre and felIoe of the other wheel came off together, in consequence, evidently, of the shoes which connected the spokes with the felloe having been forced out of their places. These wheels, of an old pattern, and not well fitted for railway work under any circumstances, should certainly not be employed with very fast trains.
It seems almost hopeless to recommend the latter precaution to a body of Directors who are so little alive to their own responsibilities, and to the interests of their shareholders, as to permit their fastest trains to travel without a working break-van behind them, and without a means of communication between such a van and the engine- trains which run, some of them, daily and nightly, at the highest speed, for 83 miles without stopping; and when they allow these simple means to be neglected year after year, whilst
other companies have them in constant use."
6th February 1861
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