Passengers travelling on the Limerick to Waterford line escape injury when their train collides with a mechanical digger.

The collision occured near the village of Kilsheelan in County Tipperary when the train collided with a JCB digger and was derailed. The train was travelling at just 10 miles an hour when the crash occurred after the JCB failed to reverse off the tracks. The driver of the digger was hurt in the crash but his injuries were not serious. The digger was struck broadside by the train and pushed across the tracks on to a bank.

The train driver, and around 60 passengers on board were uninjured.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 August 1982. The footage shown here is mute.