HC Deb 01 September 1887 vol 320 c733

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, What is the nature of Major Hutchinson's Report on the Bantry Extension Railway accident?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENEY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

Major General Hutchinson reports that the accident in question was mainly caused by the driver's want of judgment in allowing the train to acquire too great velocity in descending the long incline of one in 80, near the foot of which the station is situated, and then by his being unable with the brake power at his command to stop the train.