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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:25 pm

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*EDITS* not the accident just the anecdote.
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby weegeordie » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:39 pm

one what hasnt been mention was 1989 at motherwell station on a warm sunday afternoon an intercity train came off the rails and almost demolished the station.

My late father was the leading railman and got the call to go out and assist with the crash
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Dave » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:55 pm

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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Peetabix » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:06 pm

james73 wrote:
Smartalex wrote:
Simba wrote:6 March 1989: Two suburban electric trains in Glasgow
collided head-on on a single track and two people died.


This Accident was on the Helensburgh-Springburn line near my house just after Bellgrove Station, There is a Wikipedia Entry >Here<

The Bellgrove junction crash. I was on a Springburn-bound train an hour
before that happened the very same day. :o



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I just found out recently that my brother in law had to work on the carriage after the crash (he was a coach builder).

Uninteresting story I suppose. :(
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:34 pm

This is a scan of a photo I have on loan from my dad. There is a family connection somewhere , but sadly forgotten with folk passing away.

It shows a Glasgow & South Western Railway crash site. No idea of the likely location ( any ideas?). Date must be late Victorian / early Edwardian ?

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The original photo is about 3x5" , but it is worth looking at the huge size for a lot of detail I couldn't really make out in the original here
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Bridie » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:38 am

This thread brought back memories had a good friend die in the Paisley accident. If memory serves me right the crash happened just as the train left the station.
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby namnavog » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:07 pm

Found this
Vinegar Tom wrote:No idea of the likely location ( any ideas?). Date must be late Victorian / early Edwardian ?

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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Josef » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:53 pm

namnavog wrote:Found this


Well found, sir.
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Bridie » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:38 pm

Yes HH,I know
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby tobester » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:58 pm

Bridie wrote:Found this about the Paisley crash

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/memoryshare/li ... /A65112149



Great find, but you cant help but laugh at the final quote

"If they want get pissed at British Rails expense, let them, BR's given them bad day"
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Bridie » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:04 pm

I know :D and did you see as well that the Asst manager who was off duty had his checklist in his top pocket.
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Alycidon » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:13 pm

Bridie wrote:This thread brought back memories had a good friend die in the Paisley accident. If memory serves me right the crash happened just as the train left the station.


Official Report http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/DoT_Paisley1979.pdf

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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Bridie » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:25 pm

Thanks Jim I never knew exactly what happened.
It was a Sunday and some people were coming back to Glasgow for work/uni - the beginning of the new week.



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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby aland » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:17 pm

interesting enough the rear vehicle of that dmu 51017 survives to this day at bo'ness and has recently been restored

also our centre car was involved in the gower street accident and during restoration we found that the corridor side had been replated and had the asbestos removed by BR, pity they left the blue stuff everywhere else
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Re: Glasgow train accidents

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:56 pm

Josef wrote:
namnavog wrote:Found this


Well found, sir.


Indeed, well found Govanman :) The picture at bottom right is the same incident from a different angle.

I sent a link to the picture to the Glasgow & South Western Railway Association and got a reply outlining the same tragedy recounted in your article.
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