In a dangerous act of vandalism, the 6.15 train from Dublin to Cork on Tuesday night collided with six large stones deliberately placed on the railway line between Emly, County Tipperary, and Knocklong (Image), County Limerick. The iron guards of the engine suffered damage as a result of the impact, leaving them noticeably bent. Authorities are investigating the incident, and safety measures are being reviewed to prevent similar occurrences in the future. The placing of these stones on the railway line poses a significant risk to travelers and is a strong cause for concern for railway officials as they try to maintain the safety and security of their passengers.
Gloucester Citizen – Wednesday 15 April 1903