The Railways Of Scotland Volume Eight: Dundee And The Tay Bridge

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Dundee forms a major junction where routes from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, converge.

Dundee was host to both the North British and Caledonian Railways. Their legacy was a range of secondary lines centered on Dundee, all of which have closed.

From Tay Bridge Station the Firth of Tay is crossed to Wormit, Newport-on-Tay and Tayport.

North of Dundee the routes to Liff, Lochee, Maryfield, Kirkbuddo and Kingsmuir are featured.

Contemporary film showing diesel traction , tram scenes, the Tay ferries – plus Dundee’s last working horse ‘Paddy’ – combine with rare film of Dundee life and its’ railways in the 1930s to provide a fascinating video record.

The Tay Rail Bridge, Britain’s longest rail bridge at over two miles in length, is highlighted – together with it’s infamous predecessor, which collapsed in 1879 carrying seventy-five people to their deaths.

Produced by –¬†CineRail
Running time – 59 Minutes
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