The report on the derailment of a mail train at facing points entering Westland Row (now Pearse) station, Dublin.
This document was published on 7th February 1870 by Board of Trade.
It was written by Lieut. Col. F. H. Rich.
This item is linked to the Accident at Westland Row on 31st January 1870
The original document format was Bound Volume, and comprised 2 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Barry Turvin and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 26th April 2012 by Stuart Johnson.
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"The mail train ran past the signalman's hut at a speed which the driver estimated at 6 to 7 miles an hour, and as the engine came to the points where the single line diverges to the up and down line platforms the engine left the rails. Steam was shut off at the time, and the breaks were applied to the engine just before it reached the points, so that it was brought to a stand about 33 yards beyond the place where it left the rails."
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