Accident at Larbert Viaduct

Maker
Unknown
Production date
29 Apr 1867
Description
Shows aftermath of accident with people rescuing livestock. A locomotive with a tall chimney and a tender sits on the viaduct while broken wooden cattle floats lie on the ground below. Part of the viaduct parapet has been destroyed.
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Department
Maker
Production date
29 Apr 1867
Subject notes
See Love's Notes & Queries Vol 2 p345
Train carrying livestock and meat from Perth to Edinburgh; parted in middle while crossing Larbert viaduct; engine with 20 waggons continued, rest of train derailed, tore up road and fell off bridge; brake van occupied by conductor, guard and a shepherd; all had minor injuries; cattle were mainly crushed or drowned; 300 sheep survived. Cause of accident attributed to snapping of axle on waggon belonging to Great North of Scotland Railway.
Accession number
P01501