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NARROW ESCAPE OF THE IRISH MAIL. The Daily Telegraph says :â" A few days ago an extraordinary incident happened on the Lon- don and Ncrth-Westein Railway between Lbn- dudno Junction and Colwyn Bay. An engine had taken an excursion train to Bangor, and was returning to Chester just after midnight. It left Llandudno Junction all right, and should have passed Colwyn some minutes afterwards, but as half an hour elapsed and its passing was not sig- nalled, the officials became alarmed. The Irish mail from Holyhead to London was due to pass the junction about one o'clock, but happily the driver saw the light-agamst him, and stopped his tram. An inspector went down the line and found the engine some distance from Colwyn Bay. It had come to a standstill on the rails. The driver and the fireman were fast asleep, and the fire in the fire-box was nearly out. The mail, which runs through from Holyhead to Chester without stop- ping, was delayed at Llandudno Junction 35 minutes. Had not the block system been in per- fect operation an appalling calamity have resulted, as the mail runs from Bangor to Chester at a great speed. The driver and the fireman have been dis- charged. They misrepresented, it is stated, at Bangor the time they had been on duty, or they would not have been aHowed to proceed. Our Chester correspondent telegraphs an even more sensational account of the affair. He says â The occurreucc on the Holyhead line of the driver and stoker of a train falling asleep while on duty, and the extraordinary escape of the Irish mail, was even more serious than reported. It would appear, from enquiries made last night r.t Llan- dudno Junction by our correspondent, that the signalmen there, by extraordinary presence of mind, saved the Irish Mail passengers the other night from what niigbt what lw ve proved a terrible fate. The signalman at the junction received a message from the signalman at Conway, the next station towards Holyhead, that a light engme was coming. The junction signal- man, knowing that the Irish mail was clue, dc, cided to run the engine into a siding, in order to permit the express to pass. He accordingly put up all the signals against the light engine, but to his extreme astonishment the aginecame straight into thc junction at full speed, swept round the corner, dashing past all the danger signals, and disappearing from view down the line towards Chester. A minute's reflection convinced the signalman that both driver and stoker must be asleep, and that, without awak- ing them, an awful calamity might occur. He accordingly wired to the CoIwyn Bay Station signalmanâ" Engine coming, driver asleep put fog signals on line." The man at Colwyn Bay Bay was equally prompt, for, running out of his tox:, he had barely time to lay a number when the engine came thundering aloug, and an explo- sion followed, which effectually awoke the drowsy men, The engine was stopped and run back into a siding, when it was discovered that the fire had gone out, the water had disappeared from the boiler, and that the men had been asleep some time. Enquiry has resulted in their immediate discharge. They had been 15 horns on duty.

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