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Quintinshill is forever etched in the annals of railway history as the scene of Britain's worst railway disaster. 227 people lost their lives as a direct consequence but reporting was suppressed at the time.

At 0649 on the morning of Saturday 22 May 1915, a collision between a local passenger train, a troop train and a sleeping car express right outside Quintishill signal box resulted in the greatest loss of life in a single railway accident.

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary a re-enactment of the disaster was carried out at the National Railway Museum at York in May 2015, using the former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalling School layout.

The geographic location of the signal box can be seen on a current OS Map. The map will place this location at the centre of the map panel, roll the mouse over the icon(s) to reveal what they represent. The map can be scrolled to the other nearby locations mentioned in the video. Increase the scale using the scale selector on the left to separate closely positioned icons.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: George Duncan
Filmed in: May 2015
Narrator: Phil Graham
Re-enactors: Dave Eastoe
Ed Graham
Graham Hardcastle
Allan Lewis
Richard Pulleyn
Peter Webster
Charles Weightman
Video Editor: George Duncan

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