Railway accident, bridge spanning cliffs

#Picture Number TR146

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a dramatic railway accident. A train on a coastal railway line has fallen into a ravine from a timber bridge spanning a gap in the cliffs. The engine has landed on its back, and three carriages are smashed or suspended in mid-air. Some carriages remain on the line. Sightseers on foot and in boats look on. This accident occurred in 1867 at Bray Head on the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway. Two passengers were killed, two were severely hurt, and several more injured. The line was soon repaired, and the timber bridge remained in use until 1876, when the railway line was diverted inland.