The History of Leith

March 21, 2006

High-speed rail wreck with tragic consequences

MODERN commuters often complain about the disastrous effects of heavy snow on Britain’s railways but are thankfully spared the catastrophes that befell earlier passengers in these conditions. Days of heavy snowfall laid the foundation for the worst train disaster in Britain for nearly ten years on 10 December 1937. Thirty-five people died and 179 more were injured after frozen equipment and railway staff frozen by indecision. for more click here

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