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- About twenty five years ago a train left Tralee at six o clock in the morning for Dingle.
In one of the wagons there were nine barrels of oil and a few egg bones. As the engine was going up the hill between Skirlough and Glenagalt some sparks fell on the oil barrels which set them on fire. The wagon also took fire and the passengers in the carriage began to shout when they saw the flames passing the windows.
The firemen and driver noticed the fire but they had to cross the hill because if the carriage were unlocked it would run down to the Castlegregory Junction. By the time the hill was crossed the end of the carriage was on fire. Then they unlocked the wagons and the carriage from each side of the burning wagon. When the fire was extinguished the iron frame of the wagon was only left on the railway.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.