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CURIOUS SUBSIDENCE ON THE CALE- DONIAN RAILWAY. On Sunday evening as some people were waiting the arrival of the nine o'clock train at Coatbridge Station, on the Caledonian Railway, they were alarmed by bearing a loud rumbling sound proceed- ing from under the ground. That was followed by a noise like thunder. The stationmaster, Mr. Chal- were, along with some gentlemen, proceeded cau- tiously in the direction of the sound, taking the utmost care, as the night was very dark. They bad no sooner got through one of the railway archee close to the station when a gaping abyss met their view. This was fully 150 feet in circumference, and was gradually getting larger. The main archway of the railway was only a short distance from the subsidence, and great fears were entertained for its safety. As the nine o'clock train was due in a few minutes, Mr. Chalmers signalled the train to stop some distance off, and caused it to proceed at a slow rate of speed. Fortunately, it got over all right. Arrangements were subsequently made for the safety of the public. On Monday morning the danger was more apparent, and the narrow escape of the station and arches is a wonder. There seems to be a sound of rushing water at the bottom of the subsidence. A later message says: The depth of the subsidence has been ascertained to be about 300 feet. The rush of water from some old workings to the north of the abyss is very great. causing the sides still to give way. The vacuum is to be filled up with refuse from the Summerlee and Gartsherrie Ironworks.

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