§ SIR T. ESMONDE (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a train on the Tralee and Dingle Railway went off the rails on Thursday last at a place called Deelish, and also that a train on the same line had to remain over two hours the same day at Annascaul, being unable to proceed owing to the state of the line; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the condition of this line?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
I am informed by the Company that the branch line engine left the line at Deelish owing to the displacement of the rails caused by expansion due to extreme heat, and the main line train was delayed for it short time from the same cause. It is added that no injury was caused to anybody. My hon. Friend will remember that Major Marindin and Mr. Adams are at present engaged in holding an inquiry into the causes of the recent fatal accident on this line—an inquiry which I have reason to believe will, in itself, afford evidence as to the condition of the line.