Old images of Castlecary, Scotland

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Castlecary, in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, was the scene of a dramatic train accident in 1937, which cost many lives.

Train Derailment 1937

In 1935, a terrible train disaster near Castlecary killed 35 people and injured almost a hundred more.

The Edinburgh to Glasgow train was derailed by the poor weather conditions during a blizzard, and was the worst crash since the first year of the (Great) War.

In the cold, snowy weather, and surrounded by train wreckage, men used shovels and cranes to help survivors and recover the dead.

Scottish Train Disaster (1937) – British Pathé on Youtube

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