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In County Wicklow, Ireland, a passenger train crashes into a ravine, killing two passengers.

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08/09/1867

Just after dawn, the Enniscorthy to Dublin express reached the short trestle over Brandy Hole Ravine near Bray Head on the Irish coast. The trestle collapsed and the engine and three carriages plunged into the ravine.  Fortunately, the wreckage fell on the inland side and the train was not that full.  Two passengers, however, a man and a woman, were killed and a reported twenty-three others injured.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"The Terrible Railroad Accident at Bray Head," Chicago Tribune, August 27, 1867, p. 3.

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