HC Deb 25 June 1908 vol 191 cc107-8
MR. DEVLIN (Belfast, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the stoppage of an excursion train in the Goraghwood Tunnel near Newry, on the 18th instant, and to the panic caused thereby amongst the passengers; and whether he has received any report on the matter.


I have received a police report upon the incident in question, which occurred on Saturday, the 20th instant. It appears that a heavily-laden excursion train came to a standstill in Goraghwood Tunnel, the engine not being sufficiently powerful to pull the train up the incline. The train was then backed to Goraghwood Station. Some excitement was caused amongst the passengers, but no person was injured.