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DREADFUL ACCIDENT ON THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAY. Early on Saturday morning a shocking accident happened near CaersWB, 8t^ion on the Cambrian Railway. After passing N railway, making straight for Llanidloes, crosses {^deviousi course of the Severn at three points, one bridge £ afci, a second at Caersws, and a third at I'ontdolgoch. past the floods have been gathering fr°m„ totes itaI2„w,es,i of this portion of the line (where the Sever manv of th *}nd on Friday the river was full to overflowing. y he low-lying fields in the vicinity being under tjl ?f JYever> a circum- stance of regular occurrence at this time oi: the year, and the bridge being built with a full j" felt bv th*na gency, no apprehension of danger .lt About six o'clock in the morning the mail tr:* j™ConB1 £ 2?lry left Welshpool on its journey south. 1he fa aLout half a dozen cattle trucks, a c0n°7allbft fo^t»* two passenger carriages, and two H e merninK at nately happened that from the early hour of.t cju. which this train runs there were no passenger er riages, the only persons in the train being the en^m Pattie the stoker, a goods guard, a passenger guard, an<l iw drovers. When, a few minutes after seven o'clock, tne u» reached Caersws, it was still dark and raining in torrent, with a wind blowing very high. On approaching the river the driver slackened speed and proceeded at a cautious pace, IJnt nc sooner had the full weight of the engine rested on J n ?e than the structure swayed to and fro, and finally jell in with a loud crash, the engine and tender disappearing Tate,r- Two cattle trucks which led the train iollowed the tender, and next came a van loaded with flour, but in failing over the rear coupling chain of the van broke, and the van, standing for a moment upright on the immersed trucks, proved an obstacle sufficient to stop the slowly ad- vancing train, which stood still with a truck partly hanging <over the brink of the river. As soon as ^eco^ered from the shock occasioned toy the sudden stoppage of the train, the guards and drovers, who were n: the rear ran up to the broken bridge to ascer- tain the fate of the >T,A' and At first they could see nothing of them, but as daylight came on they were able to distinguish the form of the driver, apparently standing upright in the water, with his head so near the top that the current left portions ot ins face occasionally visible above the surface. On further mvestig aion it appeared that in falling through the gap in the 1mage the CJIgiJJC had rolled over on He side, crushing the stoker inte the bed of the river, whilst the tender, falling upon the engine, had fixed the driver in the peculiar position described, just as he WTn,*n tlle 1101 oI jumping off. The four men left umhurt were, of course, helpless in the mce ot sueh a disaster, and, whilst the passenger guard re- sH»in#a in charge 01 the mails, the other guard vofyotewed to run back to Moet-lane .Tnnctlon to telegraph to Oswestry for assistance. This he did, but it was ten o'clock before an engine arrived on the scene of the accident; and the two poor fellows in the river being long past all human aid, the attention of the officials was directed towards the forward- in tr of the mails. A conveyance being obtained, the Dags were sent round by the highway to Pontdolgoch statwn, but here another calamity made itself knf)i^a3eto etahe down of the bridge at Caersws hav'ested to tne officials o the railway the possibility of of tlw bnag being insecure, the Pontdolgoch bridge, which hadfomirred and Neatly adding to the difficulty of raising tmder and trucks from the bed of the river. The^ accident, resulting as it has done in the shocking death of the poor men on the engine, is lamentable enough, but from the state of the bridges it is clear chat one or other of Ji," mnBt have given way on the passage of a train at some time in the course of Saturday, and if it had been an ordi- nary passenger train, on this the market-day of the district, a loss of life would have occurred which it is painful even to contemplate.

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