SORRENTO DRIVE IN DALKEY VILLAGE
Today when I visited my mother, she is 103 next month, she mentioned that there had been a railway accident in Dalkey Station in 1979. Back then I used the service on a basis as I had a business in Bray and travelled twice a day between Bray and Dun Laoghaire and had been unaware of such an event but after a quick online search I found the following account: “The accident happened shortly after 8.30 am in Dalkey in an area known locally as the Khyber Pass because of the steep inclines on either side of the track. The location made rescue attempts difficult. Both trains were carrying around 100 passengers, mainly school-children. 41 people were treated in hospital, including driver Tommy Doyle, the most seriously injured and the last to be rescued. He was trapped in his cab for three hours.”
I also discovered that there was a hotel in Dalkey named The Khyber Pass Hotel.