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Digital Subscriptions > History Scotland > July - Aug 2018 > Remembering the ELLIOT JUNCTION RAIL DISASTER


More than a century after a railway tragedy near Arbroath, townspeople are working on a memorial which will remember those lost and the bravery of those who worked to save others. By Margaret Bowman
The railway wreckage, with rescuers and onlookers surveying the scene

Tragedy struck at Elliot Rail Junction on 28 December 1906 at 15.30, when during a blizzard the Edinburghbound North British Express collided with the stationery Dundee to Arbroath Caledonian Railway train, leaving 22 dead and 24 injured. One of the deceased was the Liberal Member of Parliament, Alexander William Black.

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