Waterford & Tramore Railway --: Accidents
The second accident took place on August 24th 1935, when the engine of the 12.15pm train from Waterford became derailed at Carriglong Bridge. It skidded along for over 300 yards, dragging the coaches after it and finally plunged down an embankment. The guard of the train was seriously injured. The guard's name was Christy Falconer. It was never discovered what caused the accident.
The third accident was spectacular (see picture above). At around midnight on August 4th 1947 a large crowd of people on Strand watched in amazement as the engine came crashing through the wall of the station and out on to the roadway. The train was the last one for the evening and carried few passengers although there was a large crowd waiting for the return journey. Gallant action taken by the driver and fireman prevented what could have been a major disaster. Hundreds of holidaymakers who were walking along Strand Road at the time and many Waterford people who were rushing for the last train had an extraordinary escape from serious injury. The train stopped out in the middle of the road outside the hotel.
The fourth accident occurred in 1953 when a young girl fell from a moving train and was killed.