Quintinshill Loops

View south at Quintinshill, the site of Britain's deadliest ever rail crash. One hundred years ago this year, a multiple crash involving five trains took place here. An estimated 227 people lost their lives, the vast majority soldiers on a troop train heading for Liverpool to board a troopship bound for Gallipoli see image 24714. The picture shows the site in August 2015, with the passing loops still in place, although the signal box is long gone. I wonder if any passengers on Glasgow bound 350406 are aware of what happened here all those years ago.

Location: Quintinshill Loops

Company: Caledonian Railway

Photographer: John Gray

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Date: 11/08/2015

Image number: 52233


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