Quintinshill rail disaster

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Quintinshill rail disaster
QuintinshillILN1.jpg
Burning carriage in the aftermath of the collisions
Details
Date22 Mey 1915
Time06:49
LocationQuintinshill, Dumfriesshire
Coordinates55°00′53″N 3°03′54″W / 55.0146°N 3.0649°W / 55.0146; -3.0649Coordinates: 55°00′53″N 3°03′54″W / 55.0146°N 3.0649°W / 55.0146; -3.0649
KintraScotland
LineCaledonian Main Line pairt o the West Coast Main Line
OperatorCaledonian Railway
Incident teepDooble collision, fire
CauseSeegnallin error
Statistics
Trains5
Daiths226
Injures246
Leet o UK rail accidents bi year

The Quintinshill rail disaster wis a multi-train rail crash that occurred on 22 Mey 1915 ootside the Quintinshill seegnal box near Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. It resultit in the daiths o ower 200 fowk, an is the worst rail disaster in Breetish history.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "BBC On this day 8 October 1952". BBC. 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2012.