10th December 1937

Castlecary rail crash kills 35

Two trains heading for Glasgow Queen Street station collided, when a late-running service from Edinburgh Waverley rear-ended an express from Dundee. It’s unlikely the driver of the Glasgow train would have seen the Dundee service in time to react as, despite a heavy snowstorm seriously reducing visibility, it was travelling at 70mph.

The rear coaches of the Dundee train were destroyed, 34 people, including seven crew, were killed on the spot and a further 179 were injured. One more passenger died the following day.

A similar accident occurred at Castlecary on 9 September 1968, when a Glasgow to Perth service ran into the back of a Glasgow to Edinburgh train, resulting in three injuries and the deaths of two crew.



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