Final clear-up from the derailment of the up Sleeper at Prestonpans in the early hours of 22 May 1980. Nine sleeper coaches had been derailed after a length of rail was placed across the track by a local youth, injuring 27 people and closing the ECML for 4 days. Blindwells opencast site stands in the background.

Location: Prestonpans

Company: North British Railway

Photographer: Bruce McCartney

Contact photographer: Bruce McCartney

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Date: 05/1980

Image number: 48684

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