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Valentine Train Crash

By rareadmin, Friday, 14th February 2020 | 0 comments
Filed under: Today in Irish History.

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On Valentine’s Day 1900 a cattle train from Enniscorthy failed to stop at the buffers in Harcourt Street Station, Dublin. Its momentum saw the train crash through the meter thick outer wall of the building and the engine was left hanging precariously above Hatch Street below. Miraculously no one was killed, although the train driver, William Hyland, had his right arm amputated at the scene.