Memorial marks 80 years since Castlecary train disaster [BBC News]

Date: 10/12/2017

One of Britain's worst train crashes is to be remembered in a memorial service. The Castlecary rail disaster cost 35 people their lives in a freezing snowstorm on a December Friday night in 1937. Another 179 were hurt in the tragedy when an Edinburgh to Glasgow express ploughed into a stationary train just west of Castlecary village. An inquiry found a signalling error led the driver of the express to believe the line was clear. The crash happened in the evening of 10 December 1937 as the express from Edinburgh Waverley was travelling at high speed in a blizzard. Both the express and the other train, from Dundee, were bound for Glasgow's Queen Street Station.

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A snowstorm and a signal error left 35 people dead and 179 hurt in North Lanarkshire in 1937.


Coin Hopes article on the Castlecary Disaster

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