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English: The mapping tool is poor, very poor, at least I got Armagh.


The Armagh rail disaster happened on 12 June 1889 near Armagh, Ulster, Ireland, when a crowded Sunday school excursion train had to negotiate a steep incline; the steam locomotive was unable to complete the climb and the train stalled. The train crew decided to divide the train and take forward the front portion, leaving the rear portion on the running line. The rear portion was inadequately braked and ran back down the gradient, colliding with a following train. Eighty people were killed and 260 injured, about a third of them children. It was the worst rail disaster in the UK in the nineteenth century, and remains Ireland's worst railway disaster ever. To this day, it is the fourth worst railway accident to have ever occurred in the United Kingdom

Photographer: James P. O'Dea


Collection: James P. O'Dea


Date: September 04 1959


NLI Ref.: ODEA 15/30


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Flickr sets
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Flickr pools
  • Ireland
  • archives & archivists on flickr
  • Ireland - Country wide shots.
  • TOWN/ VILLAGES
  • CAPITAL CITIES.
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  • James P. O’Dea
  • O’Dea Photographic Collection
  • National Library of Ireland
  • Railway
  • Armagh
  • Co. Armagh
  • Ulster
  • Northern Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Castleblaney Keady & Armagh Line
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Camera location54° 21′ 10.81″ N, 6° 39′ 40.83″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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