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A high-speed train 'stabling' facility - creating up to 100 jobs is set to be constructed, but hopes it'll be in South Lanarkshire could hit the buffers.
(Permalink) Gretna HS2 Quintinshill Ravenstruther

The site in the south of Scotland could house up to 28 trains for cleaning and light maintenance. [The location would be a greenfield site just west of Quintinshill, location of Britain's deadliest rail disaster. See p43 of PDF.]
(Permalink) Gretna HS2 Quintinshill

Remembering the soldiers who died in the rail disaster in May 1915.
(Permalink) Larbert Quintinshill Rosebank Cemetery


Larbert: Plaque at Larbert station commemorating those who left on the troop train for Liverpool docks bound for Gallipoli in the early hours of 22nd May 1915 only to perish later that morning at Quintinshill. See image [[4099]]
John Furnevel 25/05/2005


Rosebank Cemetery: Memorial and roll of honour in Rosebank cemetery to the 200+ men of the Leith Territorial Battalion the Royal Scots, killed as a result of the Quintinshill disaster. See image [[4097]]
John Furnevel 23/06/2005


Quintinshill Loops: Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no 92233 powers a freight north past the loops at Quintinshill in November 1964 as the signalman looks out from the open window of Quintinshill signal box.
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 28/11/1964

The insensitive positioning of a telecom mast in front of a war memorial has been reconsidered after a network operator admitted its placement was inappropriate. Approved by the city planning department in June, the 17.5 metre mast and component boxes were erected on the pavement on Broughton Road, directly in front of an Iona Cross in Rosebank Cemetery to the rear of the street. Edinburgh North and Leith SNP MP Deirdre Brock raised the issue with BT, who bought mobile phone operator EE in 2015. Ms Brock said: 'It was a bit of a shock seeing this huge mast on Broughton Road completely overwhelm the Quintinshill memorial. Its placement there was very insensitive and inappropriate.'
(Permalink) Quintinshill Rosebank Cemetery


Rosebank Cemetery: A BT mast overshadowing Rosebank Cemetery and in particular the Quintinshill Disaster Memorial seen on the 29th of January. An article in Edinburgh Evening News explains that BT are going to move the mast. However as you can see from these photos taken today, it is still there.
John Yellowlees 29/01/2019

A memorial service has been held at Gretna Green for the victims of Britain's worst rail disaster.
More than 200 people died when three trains crashed at Quintinshill in Dumfries and Galloway on 22 May 1915.
One of the trains was a World War One troop transport carrying hundreds of Scottish soldiers who were bound for Gallipoli.
(Permalink) Crash Quintinshill


Gretna [CR]: The former Gretna station...and the spot where, one fateful May morning in 1915, signalman James Tinsley boarded the local to ride up to Quintinshill to start his shift.
John Furnevel 03/08/2007


Quintinshill Loops: Bridge 32 overlooks the site of the Quintinshill disaster. A memorial was unveiled at 3pm this afternoon by the late Denis Muir's daughter. A hymn, a prayer and a minute's silence were followed by a lament - the Flowers of the Forest. A moving ceremony.
Bruce McCartney 26/09/2010


Quintinshill Loops: Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no 92233 powers a freight north past the loops at Quintinshill in November 1964 as the signalman looks out from the open window of Quintinshill signal box.
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 28/11/1964

A senior retired army officer has said some soldiers were 'probably' shot in mercy killings after Britain's deadliest rail disaster, 100 years ago during World War One.
The crash, at Quintinshill near Gretna, involved a military train filled with troops - most of them from Leith - two passenger trains and two goods trains.
It claimed an estimated 228 lives and left hundreds more injured.
There are no official army accounts of the alleged shootings on 22 May 1915.
(Permalink) Crash Quintinshill


Larbert: Plaque at Larbert station commemorating those who left on the troop train for Liverpool docks bound for Gallipoli in the early hours of 22nd May 1915 only to perish later that morning at Quintinshill. See image [[4099]]
John Furnevel 25/05/2005


Quintinshill Loops: The signal box at Quintinshill in 1970, seen from a passing southbound train.
John McIntyre 19/05/1970


Quintinshill Loops: Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no 92233 powers a freight north past the loops at Quintinshill in November 1964 as the signalman looks out from the open window of Quintinshill signal box.
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 28/11/1964

A NEW play inspired by Britain's worst rail disaster is to be staged in the same drill hall in Edinburgh where most of its victims were based.
The 100th anniversary of the tragedy at Quintinshill, near Gretna, claimed more than 200 men from the seventh battalion of the Royal Scots.
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A series of events will mark the 100th anniversary of the UK's worst rail disaster later this year.
A total of 227 people died when three trains crashed at Quintinshill Bridge near Gretna Green on 22 May 1915.
Plans have been drawn up to open a new roll of honour at Gretna Old Church and to plant a commemorative tree at Gretna Green war memorial.
A descendent of one of the survivors is expected to lay a wreath at the bridge.
(Permalink) Crash Quintinshill


Gretna [CR]: The former Gretna station...and the spot where, one fateful May morning in 1915, signalman James Tinsley boarded the local to ride up to Quintinshill to start his shift.
John Furnevel 03/08/2007


Quintinshill Loops: Bridge 32 overlooks the site of the Quintinshill disaster. A memorial was unveiled at 3pm this afternoon by the late Denis Muir's daughter. A hymn, a prayer and a minute's silence were followed by a lament - the Flowers of the Forest. A moving ceremony.
Bruce McCartney 26/09/2010


Quintinshill Loops: Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no 92233 powers a freight north past the loops at Quintinshill in November 1964 as the signalman looks out from the open window of Quintinshill signal box.
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 28/11/1964

A new memorial overlooking the scene of the UK's worst rail disaster is being unveiled.

The commemorative plaque has been installed at Quintinshill Bridge near Gretna Green in Dumfries and Galloway.

(Permalink) Crash Quintinshill

A timber train derailed at Quintinshill blocking the line in both directions. Replacement buses for passenger services which were not able to run were organised.
(Permalink) Derailment Quintinshill Quintinshill Loops

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