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Tay Bridge rail crash, Scotland, 1879

Tay Bridge rail crash, Scotland, 1879

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Tay Bridge rail crash. Engraving of boats searching for victims after a train crashed into the Firth of Tay, Scotland, when the Tay Bridge collapsed during high winds on 18th December 1879. This is one of the most notorious engineering disasters in Scottish history and its cause is still debated today. Image from Histoire de la locomotion terrestre, by Charles Dollfus and Edgar de Geoffroy, France, 1935.

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