School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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The Ghost Train of Cappagh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 359

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The Ghost Train of Cappagh
Some years after the railway here was built, a train which was driven by a driver who was Nick named "Hell Fire Jack" was travelling from Tipperary to Cahir Station ran off the line at the Bansha side of Cappagh Red Bridge.
The driver and several others were killed while the fireman who jumped off was saved.
Some years later farmers who lived near the scene of the accident saw several times at the middle of the night a train of light coming down the line and at the Red Bridge it rose like a ball of fire into the air and vanished.

Collector
Joe Dalton
Gender
male
Address
Ballymorris, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr James Dalton
Gender
male
Address
Ballymorris, Co. Tipperary
Language
English