Neil Oliver: Scotland's Rail Disaster


July 26, 2017

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In May 1915, a collision at the Quintinshill signal box, near Gretna, became Scotland's deadliest ever rail crash. The duty signalmen, George Meakin and James Tinsley, were found responsible for the disaster. Neil Oliver explores the series of mistakes that may have caused the collision, the part played by the train companies and the government, and determines whether the investigation would have come to the same conclusions if it were carried out today.