Tay Brig disaster

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Tay Brig disaster
Contemporary illustration o the sairch efter the disaster
Contemporary illustration o the sairch efter the disaster
Date28 December 1879
Time7:16 pm
LocationDundee
KintraScotland
Rail lineEdinburgh tae Aiberdeen Line
OperatorNorth British Railway
CauseStructural failyie
Statistics
Trains1
Passengers70
Daiths75 estimate, 60 kent deid
Injuries0
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The Tay Brig disaster occurred in a veeolent storm on Sunday 28 December 1879 whan the first Tay Rail Brig collapsed while a train wis passin ower it frae Wirmit tae Dundee, killin aw abuird.

The disaster wis commemorated in a poem bi William McGonagall.

Coordinates: 56°26′14.4″N 2°59′18.4″W / 56.437333°N 2.988444°W / 56.437333; -2.988444