Telegram: “Outage on railway line..telegraph pole not in use placed across railway”

POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS.

Message Received in Chief Secretary’s Office

Priority SD LC

No of Telegram 78

Service Instructions OHMS

Office Stamp AP 24 16

Handed in at Athy at 1123 am

Received here at 11.46 am

TO Under Secy Dublin Castle Dublin

Outage on railway line about ten oc last night at Slevins Bridge three miles south of Athy on Kildare and Carlow branches heavy telegraph pole not in use placed across railway lines blocking both also upright telegraph pole cut across near ground but was held up by wires Detected by Patrick Nolan who removed obstruction

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