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- (continued from previous page)started and it passed Skirlough gates at a fast speed. It was gaining speed as it passed Mountoven. When the train came to the dangerous curve in the line at Curra Dubh Bridge it was thrown over the bridge by the speed. The engine carried the waggons and carriage with it but the van remained on the rails.Constable James McDonnell, of Kilgobbin and Mr William D'Arcy of Dingle were the first at the scene of the disaster. They went over and helped the passengers from the carriage some of whom sustained severe injuries. Then they returned to the engine and with the help of others removed the detached cab of the engine off the three men.Redshaw died within ten minutes. A clergyman and doctor came to Loughlin and Dillon. Then the injured were removed to the train which was in waiting, and sent to Tralee. The body of Redshaw was left at Camp until a special train arrived for it. The accident occurred about forty minutes past four in the evening. O'Loughlin died just as he arrived in Tralee and Dillon died soon after.Daniel O'Sullivan,
Age - 15 yearsTranscribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.