The Newport rail line which was buried at sea after funeral procession 50 years ago [Courier]





Date: 09/05/2019

A funeral procession with damnation was given to the undertakers of the Newport railway 50 years ago, in May 1969, when it made its final journey to Dundee. The Newport line was opened in 1879, connected to the Tay Bridge, but the opening of the road bridge over the river in 1966 sounded its death knell.


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It was the day a Fife train service was "buried at sea".

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A sunny morning in East Station Place, Newport on Tay, in May 2005, showing the converted Newport-on-Tay East Station. View towards Tayport.
Location: Newport-on-Tay East
Company: Newport Railway
10/05/2005 John Furnevel
The signal box at Tayport North in 1962.
Location: Tayport
Company: Edinburgh and Northern Railway
//1962 Colin Miller
Tay Bridge South box viewed from the platforms of the closed Wormit station in 1989. Perhaps the signalman likes red cars [see image 3990] for a similar view 16 years later, by which time the box was painted red.
Location: Wormit
Company: Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
//1989 Ewan Crawford