Quintinshill disaster
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Quintinshill train crash remembered 100 years on

Friday marks 100 years since Britain's worst rail crash that claimed the lives of 226 people.

Three trains, including one packed full of members of the Leith Battalion of the Royal Scots on their way to the battlefront at Gallipoli, collided at Quintinshill near Gretna Green.

The resulting fire took 23 hours to put out. Two signalmen controlling the line were later both sent to prison.

On the 100th anniversary of the horrific disaster, a memorial service at the crash site was attended by the Princess Royal and Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to remember the victims at the site.

Laura Bicker reports.

  • 22 May 2015
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